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The Prime Minister of Haiti is hospitalized

Photo: Odelyn Joseph Associated Press The latter was chosen as prime minister on May 28 after a fairly complex selection process.

Evens Sanon – Associated Press and Danica Coto – Associated Press Port-au-Prince

Published yesterday at 9:58 p.m.

  • Americas

Haiti's new Prime Minister Garry Conille was hospitalized Saturday evening in the capital Port-au-Prince, an official told The Associated Press.

The reason for the hospitalization of the new prime minister was not yet known.

Louis Gérald Gilles, member of the presidential transition council who recently picked Mr. Conille to lead the troubled Caribbean country, said he was on his way to the hospital and had no further information.

A spokesperson for Gary Conille did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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The latter was chosen as prime minister on May 28 after a fairly complex selection process. He arrived in Haiti on June 1, having most recently worked outside the country as UNICEF’s regional director for Latin America and the Caribbean, a position he had held since January 2023. He previously served as prime minister of Haiti from October 2011 to May 2012 under then-President Michel Martelly.

Garry Conille has met with several officials and toured various parts of Port-au-Prince since his arrival, including riding in an armored vehicle to participate in a patrol with Haitian National Police officers.

Earlier Saturday, he visited Haiti’s main international airport, which recently reopened. Gang violence forced the airport to close for nearly three months.

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