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Haiti: Election talk

The sight of a group of well-coiffed “poor” people demonstrating on television for the release of political prisoners compels Yon Aysien to analyse the strategies of the Lavalas movement. Yon Aysien also posts a list of the web sites for the parties contesting the upcoming elections, while doubting that Haiti is either prepared for or presidential candidate René Préval interested in holding the elections.

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  • Tony Bennett

    Rene Preval is not the interim President but a Presidential candidate for the upcoming elections. He and Charles Henri Baker are the front-runners in the race.

    Preval’s camp is trying to cause controversy by focusing on the color issue to gain momentum over Charles Baker who happens to be light-skinned in a predominantly black country. He reverts to the times of the white colonists in the 1700’s who owned and mistreated the slaves.

  • Why is Lawrence Summer’s not using any of Harvard’s endowment to help the country progress, with 50 million dollars, Harvard could establish a research university in Haiti in return that any technology developed will be Harvard’s property. Also Harvard has the its Kennedy School, yet I don’t see one Harvard scientist in Haiti, helping yet if it was aids Harvard would been there or if it was a potential cure for cancer as depicted in the movie Serpent of the Rainbows, it would have been there.It’s all about the money.Chinese students who are poor, can come to the US to get PH.Ds yet many inner city students can’ afford to go to college or have to resort to community colleges.

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