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Haiti President Jovenel Moïse assassinated, official says

Haitian President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated at home by an unidentified group of armed people late Tuesday, AP reports.

State of play: Moïse's wife, first lady Martine Moïse, is hospitalized, interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph said in a statement Wednesday.

The big picture: The violence comes amid increasing political instability and calls for Moïse's removal from office before his term ends.

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