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A SPECIAL SECTION: Haiti, Since the January 12, 2010 Fierce Earthquake

Posted Thursday, June 9, 2011 

Haitian President Martelly threatens to punch nation's journalists in the face, and hard 
By Yves A. Isidor, Wehaitians.com executive editor

CAMBRIDGE, MA, June 9 - In what seems to be a prelude to Haiti's refusal to break with absolute or despotic control or power, which for more than 200 years of its exceptionally bad of its kind  recorded history as a sovereign nation? has obstructed its citizens' progress, newly sworn Haitian President Michel Joseph Martelly has not only expressed by gestures but told the small Caribbean nation's news media, particularly proprietors of radio stations, Tuesday, when many of them were celebrating The Latin American Press Day, "You stop talking politics on your shows, it's time that you cease having sensationalized shows; instead, you advise citizens how to properly construct their homes, you discuss issues that are of concern to the well-being of citizens; otherwise, as you know, I am a simple person, I will be forced to resign the office of the presidency and then punch each one of you right in the face, and hard, while a fist fight is in progress," an expression of an intention to inflict pain, injury, evil, or punishment that was also reported Tuesday by Haiti's Radio Kiskeya or www.radiokiskeya.com (in French).

Unfortunately, not even a word from the president about the nation's Inspectional Services Department, if any, which in functioning countries and nations, duly and soly enforces the rules governing the construction of homes, for example. Sadly, now radio stations, nearly all privately-owned, must too act in the capacity of building inspectors, a role they or their employees are not even minimally trained for. Oh! My God! Only in Haiti!


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