Haiti

Wyclef Jean is lashing out at the country he wants to lead.

Wyclef Jean’s name will reportedly be gone from November’s ballot in Haiti’s presidential election. The Grammy-winning Fugees star did not satisfy legal requirements to run in the Nov. 28 election, Reuters reported Thursday, citing a member of the provisional electoral council. “He is not on the list as I speak,” the council official told Reuters, […]

With Wyclef Jean's recent run for Haitian Presidential candidacy, the Haitian artist's past activity with Yéle is now in question. It was widely reported that Yéle’s 2006 tax filing revealed $350,000 in questionable payments to two companies that Mr. Jean and his cousin control, including $250,000 to a Haitian television station they had just acquired. With a history of poor economy in Haiti, Jean's involvement with Yéle may affect many people's trust in him.

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Singer Wyclef Jean officially announced his bid to be president of Haiti to a roaring crowd of supporters on Thursday, thrusting himself into a contentious race to lead an impoverished country reeling from a devastating earthquake.

CNN is claiming that Wyclef will announce his run for the Presidency of Haiti on Larry King’s show today. RELATED STORIES Wyclef Will Anounce Run For Haitian Presidency Next Week [REPORT] Wyclef Takes Haitian Earthquake Amputee Survivors On Shopping Spree

From CNN: Six months after a devastating earthquake struck Haiti, most governments that promised money to help rebuild the country have not delivered any funds at all, a CNN investigation has found.

From the NY Times: It has been six months since the earthquake in Haiti left more than 300,000 people dead and destroyed 280,000 homes and businesses. Haiti still faces a long road to recovery, but one of the biggest things literally standing in its way is earthquake debris.

Via sphere.com (Jan. 17) — Violence is increasing on the streets of Haiti in the wake of last week’s devastating earthquake, as desperation gives way to looting and gang-related activity. The United States planned to have 12,000 troops in the region by Monday to speed up relief efforts and quell the rising anger. Looters armed […]