Monday, April 20, 2009
Only 8% of electors casted their votes in the Senatorial polls in occupied Haití. This happened after Fanmi Lavalas, the party of the popular President Bertrand Aristide, ousted by a Franco-US invasion, was forbidden to take part in the polls.
Five years after the imperialist coup of 2004, Aristide and his Lavalas (avalanche) party remain the only popular choice in the impoverished Caribbean country and with good reason. Hopefully one day the imperialist troops (and shame on Brazil for participating in the occupation, by the way) will have to leave and the people's choice will be respected regardless of what the Gringos think about it.