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Haitian President Rene Preval And Barack Obama

Haitian President Rene Preval And Barack Obama

Here is a picture of U.S. President Rene preval and U.S. President barack obama together.

Following the Haiti earthquake, President Obama wantd to reassure the Haitian people that the U.S. was totally committed to help Haiti. He pledged to stand by the country as it recovers from the devastating earthquake.

After meeting with the Haitian president Rene Preval, Obama said: The situation on the ground remains dire, That's why, even as the U.S. military responsibly hands off relief functions to our Haitian and international partners, America's commitment to Haiti's recovery and reconstruction must endure and will endure

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Alexandre Petion and Haiti land reform

Alexandre Petion and Haiti land reform

Alexandre Petion has introduced a land reform following the independence of Haiti that many would agree has cost the country a great deal.

Christophe went to the north and Pétion took the southern Republic of Haiti. One major act by Alexandre Pétion was land redistribution. He seized commercial plantations from the rich and had the land redistributed to his supporters and the peasantry.

In the short term, that earned him lot of respect and appreciation by the beneficiaries. He earned the nickname Papa Bon-C"ur "good-hearted father" as a result.

The land seizures and redistribution ended up reducing the production of commodities for the export economy. As a result, most of the population became subsistence farmers. Exports and state revenue declined sharply.

A look at the present land ownership situation in Haiti would make one think about this original decision

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Michel Martelly returning presidential sash to National Assembly

Michel Martelly returning presidential sash to National Assembly

Here is a picture of President Michel Martelly as he was returning the presidential sash to the National Assembly.

On February 7, 2016, the former President Martelly to symbolize his departure, returned the presidential sash to the National Assembly by handing it over to the then National Assembly President Jocelerme Privert. The presidential sash is an important symbol of the continuity of the presidency, designed to resemble the nation's flag, or the country's national colors and symbols, especially those of Latin American presidents. Its value as a symbol of the office of the head of state can be compared to that of a crown in monarchies. To symbolize a change, Jean-Bertrand Aristide as a new President chose a peasant woman to put the Presidential sash on him. The next morning, President Aristide served breakfast to hundreds of homeless people and street kids at the National Palace.

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Elie Lescot and Wife

Elie Lescot and Wife

This is Haitian president Elie Lescot with his wife.

During his government, that was right around the second world war, Elie Lescot his government offered refuge to European Jews
In 1942, Elie Lescot suspended the Haitian Constitution, claiming the Second World war put him in an obligation to suspend of the constitution and had the parliament give him unlimited executive powers.

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Ertha Pascal-Trouillot, First Haitian Woman President

Ertha Pascal-Trouillot, First Haitian Woman President

The first woman in Haitian history to become President, Ertha Pascal-Trouillot was born in August 1943. She became provisional President of Haiti in 1990 as she was chief justice at the time. She attended school at Lycée François Duvalier and was mentored by Ernst Trouillot who became her husband
Erta Pascal-Trouillot was a teenager when Duvalier took power and became the first woman justice of the Supreme Court of Haiti as a result of her excelling in school.

Pascal-Trouillot became interim president of Haiti, March 13, 1990; left office February 7, 1991, for duly elected president, Rev. Jean-Bertrand Aristide

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Roger Lafontant and Ertha Pascal-Trouillot, Coup D'Etat missed

Roger Lafontant and Ertha Pascal-Trouillot, Coup D'Etat missed

This was an attempt from former Duvalier official to take over power via a coup D'Etat. On January 6th, 1991, as president Jean Bertrand Aristide wan the post Duvalier election, a coup D'Etat was orchestrated by Roger Lafontant, a Tonton Macoute leader. Following the bloodless coup, Roger Lafontant, seized power abd declared himself president. An imposing number of the newly elected Jean Bertrand Aristide took to the streets to protest the Coup D'Etat. Several strategies were developed by the Tonton Macoute leader, Roger Lafontant, but to no avail.
The international community and the Organization of American States condemned the Coup attempt. Finally, General Herard Abraham reestablished order. It was estimated that over 75 people were killed in the violence that erupted in Port-au-Prince.

On July 31, 1991, Former Coup D'Etat mastermind Roger Lafontant was sentenced to life in prison for his attempted coup. He was killed in prison during a coup later that year.

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Haitian President Rene Preval And Wyclef Jean

Haitian President Rene Preval And Wyclef Jean

Here is a picture of the Haitian president Rene Preval and the Haitian Hip Hop superstar Wyclef Jean taking a picture together.

Wyclef was appointed as a roving ambassador of Haiti by Rene Preval. These two have met in several occasions. After Wyclef entered the race for the Presidency of Haiti, Rene preval met with him for more than two hours. According to Jean, the meeting was positive.

Also a few days after Wyclef was removed from the list of candidates, President Preval surprisingly called him on stage at an event at the Clinton Global initiative and said He has made the plight of Haiti visible throughout the world even before the earthquake,''

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Franck Sylvain served as president of Haiti for only 56 days

Franck Sylvain served as president of Haiti for only 56 days

Here is a picture of Haitian President Franck Sylvain with his wife. He holds the record for serving the shortest period of time, serving as president of Haiti for only 56 days

The career of any Haitian political official is subject to the whim of the people, but one former president is holder of one of the shortest tenures in the history of the race, and this was due to might of the army. Haiti's 37th leader, President Franck Sylvain, was a judge when he rose in the esteem of the community, becoming president on February 7, 1957. His term was cut at 56 days, following his deposition by General Leon Cantave.

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Cincinnatus Leconte death following Explosion at National Palace

Cincinnatus Leconte death following Explosion at National Palace

Here is a picture of Haiti National Plalace, following the explosion that took the life of President Cincinnatus Leconte

His presidency was very short lived, he died on August 8, 1912 at the National Palace in Port Au Prince when a series of explosion took place, followed by a tremendous explosion that killed the president and his hundreds of soldiers. So great was the explosion that every house in the city was shaken. There are many opinions and debates on the exact cause of the accident-- was it an accident? Crime? Vengeance Ogou, the voodoo god? However, the most accepted opinion is that the powder magazines stored in the basement destroyed the National Palace and smaller explosions were covering up for an assassination.

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Alexandre Petion attempted to divided country

Alexandre Petion attempted to divided country

Here is a picture of former Haitian President Alexandre Petion

His presidency of Haiti from 1806 until his death in 1818. Petion is considered as one of Haiti's founding fathers beside other people such as Toussaint Louverture, Jean-Jacques Dessalines and Henri Christophe.

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