Monday, February 1, 2016

Haiti Opposition Alliance Declining to Meet With OAS Mission - The New York Times

A Haitian opposition alliance is declining to meet with a regional mission that traveled to this troubled Caribbean nation to help ease a political crisis that has postponed elections indefinitely.

Samuel Madistin, spokesman for the "Group of Eight" that includes second-place presidential candidate Jude Celestin, asserted Monday that the Organization of American States' mission was "not welcome" and was "unable to play any role as a mediator. The OAS doesn't help Haiti come out of crisis. They create more crisis," Madistin said, pointing to its role in 2010 elections that saw Celestin get eliminated from a runoff after his reported second-place finish was challenged by foreign observers complaining of irregularities.

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