Jul 7, 2021 - World

Police arrest "presumed assassins" of Haitian president

Picture of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse

Haitian President Jovenel Moïse. Photo: Alejandro Cegarra/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Haiti's Communications Secretary Frantz Exantus announced Wednesday that local police arrested the "presumed assassins" of President Jovenel Moïse.

Details: Haitian officials said in a press conference that four suspects were killed by police and another two were arrested. Exantus said the suspects were arrested in Pelerin, a district within the neighborhood of Pétion-Ville, where Moïse's residence is located, AP reports.

The big picture: "The killing is sure to bring more chaos to the unstable Caribbean country already beset by gang violence, soaring inflation and protests by opposition supporters who accused Moïse of increasing authoritarianism," AP writes.

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