Haiti's President-Elect Charms Clinton

Haiti's President-Elect Charms Clinton

In meeting with secretary of state, “Sweet Micky” lives up to his name.

Published April 20, 2011

During a meeting with Haiti's President-elect Michel "Sweet Micky" Martelly Wednesday, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Wednesday congratulated the new leader and said the earthquake-ravaged nation has the full support of the U.S. in the island’s development.

Martelly has his work cut out for him even though his presidency doesn’t start until May.

There are 650,000 people living in temporary camps as a result of the January 2010 earthquake, the capital of Port-au-Prince is in ruins and hurricane season is approaching.

Martelly stressed the need to tackle Haiti's cholera epidemic and he warned that hurricanes could spread the disease countrywide, writes the Associated Press.



(Photo: AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Written by Deborah Creighton Skinner


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