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    The assassination of Haiti’s president is the latest upheaval for the poorest country in the Americas.

    Gunmen raided Jovenel Moise’s home in the capital, killing him and wounding his wife.

    Police say they’ve killed four suspects and arrested two others.

    Prime Minister Claude Joseph announced a state of siege lasting two weeks.

    Haiti was already struggling with political and economic turmoil.

    Can more chaos be prevented?

    Presenter: Mohammed Jamjoom


    Jenna Ben-Yehuda – Former Haiti analyst for the U.S. Department of State.

    Sam Bojarski – Reporter, Haitian Times.

    Jake Johnston – Senior Research Associate, Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

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    In This Story: Haiti

    Haiti is a Caribbean country that shares the island of Hispaniola with the Dominican Republic to its east. Though it’s still recovering from a 2010 earthquake, many of Haiti’s landmarks dating to the early 19th century remain intact. These include Citadelle la Ferrière, a mountaintop fortress.

    Jean-Jacques Dessalines (later Emperor Jacques I), defeated Napoleon Bonaparte’s forces and declared Haiti’s sovereignty on 1 January 1804.

    Haiti became the only state in history established by a successful slave revolt. Apart from Alexandre Pétion, the first President of the Republic, all of Haiti’s first leaders were former slaves.

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