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And Haiti’s Next President Is…

A week ago last Sunday, Haitian’s took to the polls for the second time in recent months, concluding the second round of voting for local senators and deputies, and for the country’s next president. While many pundits pointed out that … Continue reading

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Wyclef, Sean Penn, Duvalier, Aristide… Oh, and the Elections

Right now, everything is getting more coverage in Haiti than the actual elections. My favorite headline: Sean Penn and Wyclef Jean make Peace. As of today, this is one of the more prominent headlines. In other news there’s updates on … Continue reading

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Haiti Gets A Case of the Mondays

Haiti has been overshadowed as of late by Egypt, not without some cause. Egypt is in the middle of a nationwide people-led movement that has already had visible effects on the longstanding government and even U.S. foreign policy. Haiti, on … Continue reading

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Can America Make it a Democracy?

It reads almost like a morbid running joke. “… as if the earthquake, hurricane season, cholera, and elections quagmire were not enough, the old president-for-life comes back and considers running once more.” No one laughs; at a certain point, you … Continue reading

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Is it Duvalier or is It the Cameras?

While walking around the National Palace on the one-year anniversary of the January 12th earthquake, I wanted to take some photos of random crowds gathered around.  My Haitian-American friend advised me against it.  Will people get mad, I asked, knowing … Continue reading

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Celestin Presents: Christmas in Haiti

On December 7th, the twitter account promoting Jude Celestin (or perhaps it’s actually him, i’m not sure) wrote: It’s settled! Jude Celestin will face Mirlande Manigat in the Second Round! At the time, this was important for two reasons: 1) … Continue reading

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Riots, Recounts, Respite…Riots?

Friday we went to the grocery store.  That statement doesn’t hold much meaning for you if you weren’t in Haiti the preceding Wednesday and Thursday.  The day after the announcement that Mirlande Manigat and Jude Celestin would be going to … Continue reading

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