President of Haiti Assassinated By Gunmen Claiming to Be DEA Agents


Haitian President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated in an attack on his residence

overnight when a group of men claiming to be DEA agents.

Interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph spoke on the situation, stating, “An unidentified

group of individuals, some of whom were speaking in Spanish, attacked the private

residence of the President of the Republic and mortally wounded him.” A high-ranking

Haitian government official added, “These were mercenaries.”

Joseph added that first lady Martine Moïse “was wounded by a bullet and the necessary

measures are being taken.” He then stated, “The security situation of the country is

under the control of the Haitian National Police and the Haitian Armed Forces. All

measures are being taken to guarantee the continuity of the State and to protect the

nation. Democracy and the Republic will triumph.”

White House press secretary Jen Psaki reacted to the news, telling MSNBC, “We will be

helpful in any way to the people of Haiti, to the government of Haiti, if there’s an

investigation, but we’re still assessing right now, we’re still gathering information. The

president, of course, will be briefed by his national security team this morning.”

During an interview with CNN, Psaki added, “We stand ready and stand by them to

provide any assistance that is needed … it’s important that people of Haiti know that.”


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