Wednesday, January 26, 2011

More mess in Haiti

With just 14 days left in his presidential term, Haitian President René Préval could find himself deemed illegitimate and his government not recognized by the international community unless runoff elections to choose his successor are announced before Feb. 7, diplomatic sources say.

In ongoing discussions within the international community Sunday, it was agreed that should Préval seek to pull the plug on the presidential elections and stay on beyond Feb. 7, some countries would request that the Organization of American States start consultations at the Permanent Council level in order to declare him illegitimate based on the Democratic Charter of the Americas.

Earthquakes. Floods. Cholera. Political instability. Inadequate reconstruction.

Haiti is a failed state, and we waste billions keeping it on life support with no end in sight.

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