Marxist Takes Office In Haiti Capital

Manno Charlemagne, the Marxist folksinger who surprised many political observers by winning the race for mayor of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, was sworn in Friday.

Charlemagne, 47, has strongly criticized the U.S. role in Haiti and has complained about the supposedly negative effects of foreign aid. But Friday, the new mayor of Haiti’s capital city made no controversial remarks about the United States. He said he would accept foreign aid as long as it helps Haiti and not outside contractors.

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