world power

I don’t think a person from the United States understands the US’ world power unitl you live in another country. The US is deeply entrenched in Haiitian politics. For example, the results after the primary presidential elections showed Madame Manigare in first place, Jude Celestin in second, and Martelly in third place. It had already been decided that the run off would be between two people but because of violence afterwards and a strong push from the US, it was decided the runoff would be between the top three contenders. Then in January Hilary Clinton decided to take a look into things and it was decided only Manigare and Martelly would be in the runoff election. Now there is a question of Aristide the former President of returning which seriously could become a political disaster. The US has decided he cannot return.

Talking to the driver for the sisters, Mr. B, he thinks that the upcoming elections is a whole set up by the United States and France, the United States being the backer of Martelly and France the backer of Marnigat. Of course since the US supports Martelly, he is going to be the next president.

About biffy317

This blog is about my year in Haiti. I came here not speaking the language, not having a clear idea of what I will be doing to a small, impoverished country in the middle of a crisis. Haitians have A LOT of sayings and one of them is Piti gren fe gro pie bwa, which means a little seed makes a big tree. I hope that my time here will be fruitful and also to participate and observe as Haiti grows and flourishes as well. Seeds need a lot of time, a good foundation, and help from others to grow.
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