© Reuters. Haiti’s First Lady Martine Moise (left), wife of assassinated President Jovenel Moise, is greeted by Haiti’s Acting Prime Minister Claude Jospeh after arriving from the United States in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in this undated photo obtained by Reuters on Ju
By Andre Paultre
PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) – Martine Moise, the widow of slain Haitian President Jovenel Moise, returned to the Caribbean nation on Saturday for her funeral after she was treated at a Miami hospital for injuries sustained during the July 7 attack. in your private. home.
Jovenel Moise was shot and killed when assassins armed with assault rifles stormed his home in the hills above Port-au-Prince, driving the country into uncertainty and prompting a frenzied investigation to identify the perpetrators of the scheme.
The prime minister’s office tweeted a video of Martine Moise arriving at the Haitian capital’s Toussaint Louverture International Airport on Saturday, dressed entirely in black, wearing a bulletproof vest and with her right arm in a sling. She was greeted by Acting Prime Minister Claude Joseph.
“The Prime Minister, Dr. Claude Joseph, welcomes the First Lady, Martine Moise, who is arriving in Haiti for her husband’s funeral,” the Prime Minister’s office said.
Martine Moise tweeted earlier this week while in Miami that she was still coming to terms with her husband’s murder and had thanked a “team of guardian angels who helped me through this terrible time.”
Earlier on Saturday, the important core group of international ambassadors and representatives had called for “the formation of a consensual and inclusive government.”
“To this end, we strongly recommend Prime Minister-designate Ariel Henry to continue the mission entrusted to him to form such a government,” the group said. Henry, whom Moise appointed prime minister shortly before he was assassinated, has not assumed office and the country is being led by Joseph.
The Core Group is made up of ambassadors from Germany, Brazil, Canada, Spain, the United States, France, the European Union, and special representatives from the United Nations and the Organization of American States.
“As Haiti faces serious dangers, members of the group express the wish that all political, economic and civil society actors in the country fully support the authorities in their efforts to restore security throughout the country,” he said.
The group also called for the organization of “free, fair, transparent and credible legislative and presidential elections as soon as possible.”
Opposition top senator Patrice Dumont, one of only 10 lawmakers sitting in the normally 30-seat Senate, said Thursday that fair elections cannot be held for at least a year due to the influence of violent gangs and a council. electoral compromised.
On Friday, a Colombian police chief said the killing could have been ordered by a former Haitian Justice Ministry official, citing a preliminary investigation that has implicated Haitian-Americans and former Colombian soldiers.
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