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Haiti poor fear new president may turn against them

As their new president took office, some among Haiti’s poor majority who helped propel him into power fear he may soon be distanced from them or “hijacked” by the Caribbean nation’s tiny but wealthy elite. Rene Preval, 63, won a February election largely because he is seen, like ousted former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, as a champion of the poor. His most vociferous opponents were the impoverished nation’s business and light-skinned upper classes. Full Story

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