If Obama can do it then why can’t Haiti’s Preval? by Kevin Pina

Posted on February 10, 2010

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Below is an excerpt from Kevin Pina’s article with a link to the full article at the Haiti Action site.  Further below is the video of the Lavalas press conference in Port-au-Prince on February 7, which is featured along with the article and photographs at the Haiti Action site.

If Obama can do it then why can’t Haiti’s Preval?

by Kevin Pina

 Port au Prince, HaitiHIP — Haiti’s monument to the constitution is a tall black shiny obelisk that sits on Rue Capois down the street from the Le Plaza Hotel where most of the upscale journalists including CNN stay while in Haiti. Jean-Bertrand Aristide inaugurated the monument in 2002 during a very different time in Haitian history. It would have been unthinkable to have nearly 20,000 US Marines in the country authorized to shoot to kill even during a national crisis such as this. One frail and elderly woman forced to live among hundreds of thousands of people in makeshift camps that have sprung up throughout the capital since the January 12 earthquake explained, “If Titid [Aristide] were here it would be different. They wouldn’t need all those soldiers. He would come down here with us…to be with us and we’d have food and water. He would work with us with his own hands to clean this mess up.”

FULL TEXT with Video & Photos: If Obama can do it then why can’t Haiti’s Preval?