Haiti's Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier, whose brutal rule ended when he fled in 1986, returned unexpectedly on Sunday. His arrival complicates the political landscape, in which a runoff election for president has been delayed.
With foreign governments and donors hesitant to send funds to President René Préval's administration, a Haiti election was necessary if the country wanted to tap into into billions of dollars in aid.
Wyclef Jean said the decision came from 'weeks of quiet but painstaking reflection.' The hip-hop star's absence opens the field to other candidates.
Wyclef Jean is expected to officially announce his run for Haiti president tonight on Larry King Live. The Monitor spoke with Wyclef's brother and spokesman about the major challenges he'll face before he can win Haiti's presidency.
Wyclef Jean on Tuesday announced his bid to run for president of Haiti in the country's Nov. 28 election. Analysts say Wyclef Jean is in a strong position to become Haiti president after René Préval.
Wyclef Jean's uncle, Raymond Joseph – who is Haiti's ambassador to the US – tells the Monitor that he is running for president this fall. Will the hip hop artist and his uncle team up – or compete against each other in Haiti's presidential campaign?
Ahead of the Summit of the Americas, Spain has been quietly bolstering a common transatlantic agenda.
Bolivia, Ecuador, and Venezuela push back on US operations.
Barack Obama’s victory was met with euphoria in many nations by those who see him as restoring their faith in American ideals.