Haitian President Jovenel Moise Assassinated

By Hannah Claire Brimelow

The president of Haiti, Jovenel Moise, was killed by gunmen on his private residence on Tuesday night. 

His wife, Martine Moise, is receiving medical treatment after being shot during the attack. 

“My compatriots, remain calm because the situation is under control,” Interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph said on TV. He had just chaired a cabinet meeting that declared a state of emergency. 

According to Joseph, unidentified attackers entered the couple’s Port-Au-Prince property around 1 A.M. He said some were speaking Spanish. 

Moise, 53, was a banana exporter before he was elected in 2017. Opposition parties had been demanding he step down.  

Reuters notes that the island country “has struggled to achieve stability since the fall of the Duvalier dictatorship in 1986, and has grappled with a series of coups and foreign interventions. A U.N. peacekeeping mission – meant to restore order after a rebellion toppled then-President Jean-Bertrand Aristide in 2004 – ended in 2019 with the country still in disarray. In recent years, Haiti has been buffeted by a series of natural disasters and still bears the scars of a major earthquake in 2010.” 

Haiti is the poorest nation in the western hemisphere. The United States is the leading provider of aid to the country.  

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said “We stand ready and stand by them to provide any assistance that’s needed.” 

The nation’s next leader is undetermined at this time. Although he has stated he is in charge, Interim Prime Joseph was slated to be replaced by Moise appointee Ariel Henry, a neurosurgeon.  Joseph has been in his position for three months. Haiti’s constitution allows for the head of the Supreme Court to succeed the president. However, the Miami Herald reported “Supreme Court Judge René Sylvestre, who had tested positive for COVID-19, died… the University Hospital of Mirebalais” in June. His replacement has not been named. 

The U.S. Embassy has been closed with no reopen date given. Haitian borders have also been closed following the attack on the president.  

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13 responses to “Haitian President Jovenel Moise Assassinated”

  1. matguerra says:

    Correction: Is Hannah Claire a 3rd grader?
    see, wasn’t that hard…

  2. matguerra says:

    I get the point but there are typos everywhere. Is Claire a 3rd grader? Where do I send my resume again?

  3. Wolv256 says:

    Well, they don’t call it Loveti.

  4. 99centfury says:

    I dont think the articles are members only, just tge videos. Tim said he didnt want to lock the articales behind the paywall but the sit is new and kind of a mess right… Try sharing and see what happenes.

  5. TylerDurham says:

    Agreed about the reporting – we need more of this.

  6. MrChadwick says:

    So Im from the Dominican Republic and this shocked everyone in the entire island. Haiti has always been a poor country and never had a chance of recovery after the Clintons ravaged the country following the 2010 Earthquake.

  7. VernonRedmon says:

    Conspiracy theory specialist unite to create the wildest story that may be true, lol. But for real why did biden and clinton hire those Spanish guys to kill this person, maybe it could be that he knew the real reason manbearpig has been kept in area 74 because it has the secret to time travel within its DNA and that’s why covid 19 happend, the research into to time travel mixed with manbearpigs DNA spawned all that is happening from a rip in times natural line.
    But for real great show and good news reports, even if they do not have direct effect appon us a United States citizens. Keep up the good work.

  8. dreamscape.artisan says:

    Is there a way for us to share these stories and drive more traffic to the site? Or is it just members’ access?

  9. joebuddyisyobuddy says:

    great reporting, very informative

  10. bels says:

    This is how reporting should be done. Full of facts, not opinions or political framing.

  11. A.J. says:

    No kidding. Kind of rare to read a good news story that isn’t trying to preach something these days. Nice work. Just the facts, mam. Just the facts. 🙂

  12. Krazyace88 says:

    Good report Hannah. To the point. No lean one way or the other, love it

  13. Aero says:

    Can’t wait to hear more about this.

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