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Haiti president gunned down as gangs, police fight for control of capital

There are now fears Haiti will descend further into chaos, with the Dominican Republic closing its border

Andre Paultre

Haitian president Jovenel Moïse was shot dead by unidentified attackers in his home overnight in a “barbaric act”, the government said on Wednesday, stirring fears of escalating turmoil in the impoverished Caribbean nation.

The assassination coincided with a wave of gang violence in Port-au-Prince as armed groups have battled with police and one another for control of the streets in recent months, turning many districts of the capital into no-go zones.

The 53-year-old president’s wife, Martine Moïse, was also shot in the attack and was receiving medical treatment, interim prime minister Claude Joseph said...

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