Official reports are beginning to flood in, the President of Haiti has been assassinated. The first lady was also injured in the violent home attack with unofficial reports surfacing that she has succumbed to her injuries.
Haitian First Lady Martine Moïse has reportedly died. She was hospitalized after being shot after an unidentified group attacked her private residence and immediately assassinated her husband, President Jovenel Moïse. pic.twitter.com/xSow5pYoT9
— Lunionsuite New 6/2021🇭🇹 (@Lunionsuite_) July 7, 2021
News began flooding in early and social media has begun to trend on the violent situation that unfolded at the Presidents private home.
#BREAKING: An official said Wednesday that Haitian President Jovenel Moise has been assassinated at home and the first lady has been hospitalized amid political instability in the Caribbean country. pic.twitter.com/60FuJXKFBe
— FOX 5 DC (@fox5dc) July 7, 2021
The country’s acting prime minister, Claude Joseph, said in a statement that a group of unidentified people, some speaking Spanish, attacked Moïse’s residence around 1 a.m. Wednesday morning, shooting him and his wife.
“Measures are being taken in order to ensure the continuity of the state and to protect the nation,”
The National Police and the military are in control of the security situation, Claude Joseph
C’est avec beaucoup de tristesse que nous confirmons l’assassinat du Président Jovenel Moise, au cours d’une attaque en sa résidence par des mercenaires. La Première dame, blessée, reçoit les soins nécessaires. Nos pensées vont à la famille présidentielle et à toute la nation.
— Ambassade d'Haïti au Canada (@EmbHaiti_ca) July 7, 2021
Recently the House Foreign Affairs Committee released this weeks before the assassination
Chair @RepGregoryMeeks: The situation in Haiti continues to deteriorate as crime, corruption, the pandemic, and political gridlock put further strain on civil society. Congress and the Biden administration must continue to pressure President Moise to listen to the Haitian people. pic.twitter.com/hSvt8wrqES
— House Foreign Affairs Committee (@HouseForeign) June 29, 2021
Notice the key words ‘crime, corruption, and the pandemic’.
an unofficial video was released on twitter showing the violent radicals entering the Presidents private home
Footage of gunmen entering the residence of slain US-backed Haitian president on Tuesday night pic.twitter.com/abbv3249R6
— Sizwe sikaMusi® (@SizweLo) July 7, 2021
CNBC covered the story claiming Opposition leaders accused Moïse, who was 53, of seeking to increase his power, including by approving a decree that limited the powers of a court that audits government contracts and another that created an intelligence agency that answers only to the president.
The imperial palace was quick to jump on MSM and gave a half baked circle back kind of response to the assassination
The White House is assessing and gathering information about the “horrific attack,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on MSNBC.
“We’ll be helpful in any way to the people of Haiti, the government of Haiti, if there’s an investigation,” she said.
This is a breaking story, please check back for further information as news becomes available
UPDATE: Early reports of the first lady were in fact FALSE, she arrived in Florida for medical treatment and is still alive
— Disclose.tv 🚨 (@disclosetv) July 7, 2021