Wyclef Jean is appealing an election commission's decision to bar him from running for Haiti president. Support runs high among youths like Rockson Elian, unemployed since the Jan. 12 earthquake.
The Haiti election commission postponed its ruling on who is eligible to run for president. Critics charge that the commission opposes Wyclef Jean's candidacy.
Wyclef Jean, who has jumped into politics to run for president, said he could be an international spokesman for the country. "I think you're going to need a president that is not just a local president of the country," Wyclef Jean said.
Young gymnasts take part in a training session for 4-to7-year-olds at the gymnastics hall of a sports school in Jiaxing, Zhejiang Province, China, on Tuesday. Chinese officials insist tough new eligibility rules will put a stop to the type of age-cheating scandals that saw a gymnast stripped of her Olympic medal.
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.
Haitian-born singer and activist Wyclef Jean performs in New York City in February at The Standard Hotel as part of the launch of Hope, Help & Relief Haiti - A night and Humanity After Party. Wyclef Jean on Tuesday announced his bid to run for president of Haiti in the country's Nov. 28 election.
Wyclef Jean released a statement Friday saying he will make a public announcement next week on whether he will run for president of Haiti. Meanwhile, his uncle has resigned his post as Haiti's ambassador to the US in preparation for his own candidacy.
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?
Hip hop star Wyclef Jean has filed the necessary paperwork to run in Haiti's Nov. 28 election. Haiti is abuzz with talk of a Wyclef presidency, but not all young people like the idea.
While more than $2 billion in aid is helping the Haiti earthquake recovery, critics including singer Wyclef Jean say progress is still too slow.