First Photo of Haiti’s First Lady Surfaces After Husband’s Assassination

Martine Moïse, the First Lady of Haiti, released a message via Twitter, breaking her silence after her husband, President Jovenel Moïse, was assassinated last Wednesday. Martine was also injured in the incident, and she was evacuated from Haiti to Miami for further treatment.

Martine shared a photo of her recovering in a hospital bed along with the message, “Thank you for the team of guardian angels who helped me through this terrible time. With your gentle touch, kindness and care, I was able to hold on. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!”

She also released an audio recording on her page, which was translated as, “I am alive, thanks to God. I am alive but I have lost my husband Jovenel.” She added, “In the blink of an eye, the mercenaries entered my home and riddled my husband with bullets … without even giving him a chance to say a word. I am crying, it is true, but we cannot let the country lose its way,” she said. “We cannot let his blood… have been spilled in vain.”

Martine then promised that she would engage in a direct exchange with Haitians on Facebook “in the near future.”

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