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Statement of the OAS General Secretariat on the Assassination of the President of Haiti

  July 7, 2021

We condemn in the strongest terms the assassination of the President of Haiti, Jovenel Moise, a criminal act that occurred early today. This attack is an affront to the entire community of democratic nations represented in the Organization of American States (OAS). We most vehemently deplore this attempt to undermine the institutional stability of the country.

We reject this objectionable act. Disagreement and dissent are part of a strong and vigorous system of government. Political assassinations have no place in a democracy. We call for an end to a form of politics that threatens to derail democratic advances and the future of the country.

Our deepest condolences and our solidarity with the Haitian people at this difficult time.

Reference: E-069/21