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FRANCE 24 English published this video item, entitled “‘Alleged assassins’ of Haitian president in custody as uncertainty grows • FRANCE 24 English” – below is their description.
The “alleged #assassins” of #Haiti’s #President Jovenel Moise were in custody Wednesday, a government minister said, less than 24 hours after the leader of the impoverished Caribbean nation was killed in a gun attack at his home. The attack at Moise’s private residence in the capital Port-au-Prince, which also left First Lady Martine Moise wounded, pitched the crisis-hit country into uncertainty, leaving citizens fearful as shocked world leaders called for calm. Professor at the University of Virginia, Marlene Daut, tells us more.FRANCE 24 English YouTube Channel
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