Haiti Appoints New Prime Minister After President’s Assassination

Ariel Henry, tapped by late Haitian President Jovenel Moise to be the new prime minister just days before he was assassinated, arrives to the official memorial services for Moise, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti July 20, 2021. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo

Haiti’s government on Tuesday formally appointed Ariel Henry as prime minister, nearly two weeks after President Jovenel Moise was gunned down in a murder plot that likely extends far beyond the Caribbean country’s borders.

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SOURCE: Reuters – Reporting by Andre Paultre and Dave Graham; Writing by David Alire Garcia; editing by Drazen Jorgic and Grant McCool