Today in Latin America, Haiti’s Long Decade (Part 3)

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~ by Daniel on April 5, 2009.

2 Responses to “Today in Latin America, Haiti’s Long Decade (Part 3)”

  1. Great work and stay safe!!

    Here’s a background piece on the upcoming election I found insightful:

    Poll projects low voter turnout in Haiti: Protests banned

  2. More you probably don’t know about Haiti today:

    Popular Initiative calls for removal of Bush appointee in Haiti

    by Kevin Pina

    HIP – A spokesperson for grassroots organizations aligned with Haiti’s Fanmi Lavalas party demanded the Obama administration remove current US Ambassador Janet Sanderson. Reached by telephone in the capital of Port-au-Prince a leader of a group calling itself the Popular Initiative stated, “She is lying about last Sunday’s elections by not acknowledging it was our boycott that kept voters away.” He continued, “She claims it was because this was not a regular election year and that people may be tired of the political process. The only voter fatigue we have in Haiti is with undemocratic elections. Allow Fanmi Lavalas to participate and we’ll show you the voters have a lot of energy and enthusiasm for an authentic democratic process. She is out of touch with reality in Haiti.”

    Haiti held controversial Senate elections last week that were boycotted by Fanmi Lavalas after all of their candidates were excluded on procedural grounds. Voters mostly stayed at home on election day after Lavalas launched a campaign called Operation Closed Door. The Obama administration is widely seen as having green lighted the contested elections after Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton visited Haiti three days prior to the ballot.


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