Published On: Mon, Jul 19th, 2021
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Haiti’s Interim Prime Minister Joseph Says He Will Step Downon July 19, 2021 at 3:29 pm Save 10% on Citrus trees with code CITRUS
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WASHINGTON—Claude Joseph, who has nominally led Haiti as acting prime minister since the July 7 assassination of President Jovenel Moise, said in a Washington Post interview published on July 19 that he has agreed to step down, handing power to a challenger backed by the international community. The announcement appears to end a power struggle in the Caribbean nation between Joseph and Ariel Henry, the 71-year-old neurosurgeon who was appointed prime minister by Moise two days before the killing but had yet to be sworn in. Moise was fatally shot when attackers armed with assault rifles stormed his private residence in the hills above Port-au-Prince. The assassination has pitched the already troubled nation into chaos, coming amid a surge in gang violence that has displaced thousands of people and hampered economic activity in the poorest country in the Americas. Joseph told The Washington Post that he and Henry had met …

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