Reports are swirling Haiti’s President was assassinated at his home early this morning. According to acting Prime Minister Claude Joseph, at approximately 1 a.m., a coordinated and armed group entered the home of President Moise killing the head of state and wounding his wife, First Lady Martine Moise, who is receiving treatment.
Joseph did not say how the president was killed but stated it was a “heinous, inhumane and barbaric act,” according to CNN.
World leaders and organizations are condemning the assassination including United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, Mexican President Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador, Chilean President Sebastian Piñera, the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights, France’s Minister of Europe, Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian and U.S. President Joe Biden.
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This news brief was written by Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D., founder & editor-in-chief of The Burton Wire. Follow Nsenga on Twitter @Ntellectual.
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