Haiti's President-Elect Linked to Coup Plotters and Death Squads
Interview with Kim Ives, editor with Haiti Liberte, conducted by Scott Harris
Haiti’s Nov. 28, 2010 presidential and legislative election, conducted in the impoverished nations still trying to recover from the devastating January 2010 earthquake that killed an estimated 300,000, were labeled by many as deeply flawed. The balloting was criticized for its very low voter turnout, violent demonstrations and accusations of widespread fraud as well as manipulation of the outcome by the United States. The two candidates who moved on to compete in the March 20 second round election were bawdy singer Michel "Sweet Mickey" Martelly and Mirlande Manigat, a former first lady and senator.