Bill Clinton to the rescue in Haiti

St Petersburk Times - May 31 2009, 9:07 AM

Hopes are running high that U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon's appointment of former President Bill Clinton as special envoy to Haiti is the first step in laying the groundwork for improving conditions in Haiti.

It is long past due for serious efforts to help Haiti, and Clinton is the right person to lead the way.

Clinton said he is aware of Haiti's many urgent needs, including reforestation, renewable energy sources, jobs that pay a living wage, houses and a government that can be trusted.

"I believe Haiti is better positioned to make progress for all its people than at any time since I first visited in 1978," Clinton said the day before his appointment as envoy was confirmed.

"It offers unique opportunities for public and private investment to improve health and education in ways that will be good for Haitians and their partners in our interdependent world."


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Linda says...

So, Haiti, the land of the proud until Preval and Aristid took over, is now a stereotype with the white hero running... more »

Tidjo Kabwal says...

Se salopri sa-a, Washington - en la personne de Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton - ap mache simaye an Ayiti-a wi... more »