jovenel and martine moise
Mandatory Credit: Photo by Dieu Nalio Chery/AP/Shutterstock (9983608b) Jovenel Moise, Martine, Jean-Henry Ceant. Haiti's President Jovenel Moise arrives with his wife Martine and Prime Minister Jean-Henry Ceant during a ceremony marking the 215th anniversary of Battle of Vertieres in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The battle was the last major battle of Haitian independence from the French Independence War Anniversary, Port-au-Prince, Haiti - 18 Nov 2018

While the Haitian police arrested an unknown doctor from Florida as the mastermind of President Jovenel Moïse’s assassination, former First Lady Martine Moïse pointed the fingers at the usual suspects — Moïse’s wealthy opponents.

“Only the oligarchs and the system could kill him,” Moïse told the New York Times in an interview published Friday. 

Two of Moïse’s wealthy opponents were Dr. Reginald Boulos and Dimitri Vorbe. Boulos denied being involved, saying the opposition wouldn’t be capable of pulling it off. 

Vorbe, Boulos and former Senator Youri Latortue were summoned for interviews in July. It wasn’t mentioned if they went to the interviews.

President Moïse was shot 12 times on July 7. Martine was shot three times and treated at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. She traveled to Haiti for President Moïse’s funeral and returned to Miami to continue her treatment Wednesday.

Reactions to interview 

Moïse’s statements were met Friday with a mix of support and disbelief. Some commended Moïse for her courage while others said she’s playing a trick on them.

Translation: “Martine can peel bananas and put them in the mouths of every Haitians because she takes all of us for monkeys.”

For the full New York Times interview, continue reading here.

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  1. I am hoping for full transparency and accountability. Beyond this, no one including Mrs Moise should be pointing fingers as this may undermine the results of the investigation, especially in a country where mis/disinformation and beliefs matter much more than evidence.

  2. I am tired of the killing particularly the Lavalas and the Bourgeois, we are all Haitians. Why can’t we put our heads together for the common good. Remember our country’s slogan? Unity is strength. It is very shameful, we act like a nation with people without commonsense.

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