President Jovonel Moïse of Haiti has been assassinated. His wife is also reportedly severely injured.
Moïse was killed in his private residence in Port-au-Prince around 1:00 AM local time on Wednesday by a group of assailants.
Statement by Haitian Prime Minister Claude Joseph said the assailants were Spanish-speaking.
The attack followed years of protests against Moïse’s government and calls for his resignation.
Moïse has served as Haiti’s president since February 2017