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HAITI: President Moïse’s killing leaves Haiti less stable but as elitist as ever – Opinion

Any reform after the assassination of Jovenel Moïse will depend on the US re-evaluating its interests in the country
A photo of Jovenel Moise, at his memorial ceremony in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 20 July 2021.
‘Moïse’s assassination is the latest crisis for the most economically disparate country in Latin America and the Caribbean.’ Photograph: Matias Delacroix/AP
The assassination of Jovenel Moïse, Haiti’s president, marks another point in the years-long power struggle that pitted his loyalists against activists and working-class families, exhausted by years of social strife and gang violence. On Saturday, his wife Martine Moïse, injured in the attack, returned home to the Caribbean state to face speculation about her own political career. Meanwhile, the authorities still search for the motive for her husband’s killing.             

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