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Pop star sworn in as Haiti President

Charismatic pop star-turned-president Michel Martelly was sworn-in Saturday as the new President of Haiti,  promising to rebuild its earthquake-devastated capital, develop the long-neglected countryside and build a modern army. The 50-year-old performer known to Haitians as “Sweet Micky” was swept to power in a March 20 presidential runoff by Haitians tired of past leaders who failed to provide even basic services, such as decent roads, water and electricity in the Western Hemisphere’s poorest country. “I voted for President Micky because he can do something, he can bring change,” Jonathan Charles, a 22-year-old college student. “He’ll help the youth believe in a future.” The final result of the run-off  displayed Michel Martelly acquired … Continue reading

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