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Leid Stories – Haiti: Presidential Vote Rife with Fraud, Elections Council Suggests A Rerun; A Very Happy Birthday, Indeed – 06.01.16

A five-member independent council charged with oversight of Haiti’s contentious presidential election yesterday released its finding that the election was so marred by fraud, only a new election would restore voter confidence.

Kim Ives, editor of Haïti Liberté who has been reporting on Haiti and related developments, discusses the electoral council’s report and the ripple effects it appears to be having, including in the Obama administration.

Utrice Leid, host of Leid Stories, waxes somewhat philosophic on the occasion of her 63rd birthday.

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Leid Stories – 02.22.16

Haiti’s Interim President Jocelerme Privert’s Ties to Washington

The Nevada Primary: Race to the Finish for Republicans and Democrats

Hillary Clinton’s handpicked president of Haiti, Michel Martelly, prohibited by law to seek reelection after his five-year term, unwillingly left office Feb. 7, leaving behind a leadership vacuum and a nation mired in poverty, corruption, political chaos, protests and partisan violence. Haiti’s Parliament named Jocelerme Privert, president of the National Assembly, interim president on Feb. 14, and immediately he began talking about putting the nation on the right track. But Kim Ives, editor of Haïti Liberté, reports that many are concerned about Privert’s ties to Washington.

The Feb. 20 primary elections in Nevada netted wins for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, a fatal blow to Jeb Bush’s candidacy, and incontrovertible proof that race matters in America. Leid Stories explains.