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Widow of assassinated Haitian president calls on nation not to 'lose its way' - France24
 The widow of slain Haitian leader Jovenel Moise, who was critically wounded in the attack that claimed his life, on Saturday issued her first public remarks since the assault, calling on the nation not to "lose its way."

Martine Moise's comments came three days after she was airlifted to a Miami hospital for treatment of grave wounds suffered early Wednesday when gunmen stormed the family home in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince.

They also come as the impoverished Caribbean nation reels from the slaying of its leader, with no clear succession plan on the horizon.

According to Haitian authorities, a hit squad of 28 men - 26 Colombians, many of them retired soldiers, and two Haitian-Americans-- burst in and opened fire on the couple in their home.

So far, 17 have been arrested, and at least three were killed. A handful remain at large, police say.

But no motive has been made public, and questions are swirling about who might have masterminded the audacious assassination.

by Bernard (bernard) on Sun Jul 11th, 2021 at 09:09:30 AM EST
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