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Haiti Elections.Voting in the Rubble

November 29, 2010

Haiti Elections.Voting in the Rubble

Haiti Elections.Voting in the Rubble

Whoever inherits the palace will be beholden to donors who provide 70 per cent of the [country's] budget. "Once in power you become prisoner of the international community if you want assistance," said Robert Fatton, a Haitian-born politics professor at the University of Virgina. "Whoever wins will face the same constraints, though some people may negotiate the terms of Haiti's dependency better than others." —Rory Carroll, The Guardian, November 25, 2010.

by Jean Ristil

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