This is how the shots were heard during the assassination of the president of Haiti
Jovenel Moise, President of Haiti, was assassinated this Wednesday at dawn while resting in his house located in the Pelerin neighborhood, in Port-au-Prince, along with his wife, Martine Moise, who is fighting for her life after being shot. In the last hours some images of the brutal crime began to spread.
In one of the videos only the shots are heard, while visually it remains in the dark. In another video, it is possible to distinguish several armed persons, who perpetrated an attack on his residence. Claude Joseph, Acting Minister, explained that “They have not yet been identified” So what “Several spoke Spanish”. His statements were expressed in a statement picked up by local media.
Another video on the street showcases the group of armed attackers.
Moise ruled by decree Haiti, the poorest country on the American continent. He had come to power in 2017 and had a mandate until 2022. Due to the deep political crisis in the country, had to win the elections twice generals to be declared the winner. The assassination takes place two months before the presidential and legislative elections called for next September 26, elections in which Moise could not be a candidate as well.
The assassinated president was a banana businessman who comes from the rural district of Trou-du-Nord, in the Northeast department of Haiti. He was born into a modest family closely linked to the countryside.
He was the son of a mechanic and farmer and of a seamstress and merchant. He emigrated with them in July 1974 to Port-au-Prince, where he did his primary and secondary studies, and later studied educational sciences at the Quisqueya University.
His electoral campaign had the slogan “Nèg Bannann Nan” (“The banana man”), alluding to the success story of its companies, including an organic banana plantation, which generated more than 3,000 direct jobs and more than 10,000 indirect jobs.
On February 7 of this year, Moise had called a referendum to approve a new Constitution, a project that did not have the support of the opposition or the international community.
They assassinated the president of Haiti: a group attacked him with bullets in his residence.
The constitutional reform, supported by Moise and aimed at strengthening the executive power, was rejected by the majority by the opposition and many civil society organizations. The current Magna Carta was drawn up in 1987, after the fall of the Duvalier dictatorship, and declares that “any popular consultation aimed at modifying the Constitution by referendum is formally prohibited.” Critics also claimed that it is impossible to organize a consultation due to insecurity in the country.
Three weeks ago, Moise had asked the UN for international support and the collaboration of all sectors of society to end the violence of the armed gangs that escalated on the island and left more than 13,000 displaced.
“The country has been in a hellish cycle of violence for the past 18 years. A hellish cycle of insecurity. And this cycle puts us in a situation in which we are forced to put out the fire all the time, ”he said at the time.