Did The Miami Herald Endorse Jude Celestin?

I started reading this article about Jude Celestin in the Miami Herald and my first impression was: "WOW! Is this an article OR an infomercial???"


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Jude Celestin is described as the front-runner of Haiti's upcoming national elections, a political enigma (sa vle di a mystery that cannot be explained), and a reclusive technocrat.

I started doubting the article because...

In the same paragraph, they described Michel Martelly as "a music star once fond of performing in drag," and Charles Henry Baker as "an industrialist who helped fan a coup [d'etat]"

While they are both true... I couldn't help but notice how nice they were to Jude Celestin...

"Celestin was born June 19, 1962, the son of a mother from Grand-Gosier and a father from Jacmel -- both coastal towns in southeastern Haiti. Raised in a family of teachers, he grew up in Bois Verna... Blah... Blah... Blah..."

So I began to ask myself...

"Self? Did Jude Celestin pay the Miami Herald to write this article? WOW..."

When I jumped to page 2 and continued reading and I read this...

"After high school, Célestin went on to study engineering in Switzerland, according to his campaign literature, and received a degree in mechanical engineering from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, a leading institution of science and technology."

"But administrators there say they have NO RECORD of a Jude Célestin attending or graduating from the university."

WOW... LOL...

Then they began to talk about his $1.1 million house in Florida that went into foreclosure and the $24,590.34 in back taxes he owes in Broward County Florida...

Then I said...

"NOPE... Podiab... He didn't pay for it... Yo sal li tou nan atik la... LOL"

The Herald article is titled "From faceless to favored for Haiti candidate - One of the front-runners in Haiti's upcoming national elections is a political enigma who is close to René Préval"

AND... For the record...

I have nothing against the guy... Mwen just renmen zin! OK??? LOL...

BUT Seriously...

Politically speaking Jude Celestin came from out of nowhere... Nobody knows who is except the guy who hand picked him... He is surrounded by controversy... His name is SO popular, everyone knows his name but no one knows who he is...

And all of a sudden, it looks like he is being shoved down our throat as Haiti's next president...

Is that possible?

In a country where "selecting a president" is very common, I am afraid that he might just win!

Honestly, I have nothing against the guy. Should he be Haiti's next president and a danm good one, I will publicly apologize for writing this.

Huhhhhhh... If he wins, I might have to apologize anyway... LOL... Paske fok mwen ale nan peyi-m...

LOL... Viv Celestin!

Question:

  1. What is your opinion of Jude Celestin?
  2. What do you know about Jude Celestin?
  3. Do you want Jude Celestin as your leader?

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Jemael Saint-firmi says...

I excuse me to talk about this man., I don't like it for my leader and never for my president.

Haiti with preval is so bad and nobody can accept him to give us a Candidate.

If I Jude Celestin will win the Election, I think that the haitian people will never get better life.

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Tanpri Souple says...

I don't think a can be a good president, since He does not intend to pay taks How can he will ask people to pay! A man who has o lot of wives going to be the first man in a country; what's about the people he's going to rule over?...

I need a good president, a president who can take care of himself...

ONE WHO LOVES

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Richy Wawa says...

Anvan pou Jude celestin ta vinn Prezidan fo yo ta koupe yon dwet Paske dwet Misye two long. Epi fo Li ta reponn kesyon Poukisa Li te fe armaral duclona touye Robert Marcelo.

Fok Li ta di pou Kisa Li te al patisipe nan dwog ki tap diskite okay la kote Li menm li te gen pati pal nan negosyasyon yo...Fok Misye ta reponn tout ti kesyon sa yo San konte anpil lot kesyon...

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Richy Wawa says...

Anvan pou Jude celestin ta vinn Prezidan fo yo ta koupe yon dwet Paske dwet Misye two long. Epi fo Li ta reponn kesyon Poukisa Li te fe armaral duclona touye Robert Marcelo.

Fok Li ta di pou Kisa Li te al patisipe nan dwog ki tap diskite okay la kote Li menm li te gen pati pal nan negosyasyon yo...Fok Misye ta reponn tout ti kesyon sa yo San konte anpil lot kesyon...

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Haiti Pap Mouri says...

ki sa neg sa yo ka fe pou haiti mezanmi ann serye aba preval ak tout bann vole inite

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Haiti Pap Mouri says...

celestin are u crazy salop sa pa pral fe anyen pou peyi a

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Jude Celesting For Prez. says...

Unquestionably yes. I want Jude Celestin to be the next Haitian president here are my reasons:
1: It is obvious that Inite will win a majority of both chambers; that is, the senate where according to a recent poll they have a shot at adding 8 additional senators to their already 12 out of 30 total senators.

According to the same poll, they have the opportunity to gain 25 deputy in the first round of voting.

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Giovanni Guerrier says...

J'ai toujours pense ecrire un bouquin cela viendra avec le temps mais la seule chose qui m'interesse pour le moment c'est l'actualite politique en Haiti qui prend une ampleur tout a fait considerable et il faut toujours croire a une conjoncture ou le statu quo qui est en train de faire son petit bonhomme de chemin.

Se faisant, en voulant commenter sur l'essence de la politique en Haiti, nous devons nous autres de la diaspora, reunir notre force pour pouvoir creer une activite ou une nouvelle tendance ou un mouvement qui aurait pour objectif un programme riche en vision, en objectivite, en action et mettant en evidence la capacite de ceux qui vivent depuis plus de trente ans en dehors du pays et nous devons y avoir la possibilite de nous integrer dans les affaires publics du pays en commencant par investir nos economies dans des industries, le commerce, le transport public, les actvites culturelles et faire une invasion globale sur la scene politique tout en leurs envoyant un message et j'ai pris tout mon temps pour reflechir comment s'y integrer sans pour autant laisser un vide. Cette organisation politique aura pour tache de reunir sur une meme table les diffirentes couches sociales du pays en vue de partager leurs idees et de s'entendre aux fins d'aboutir a deux entitees politiques dans le pays et nous comptons sur la comprehension de plus d'un pour realiser ce reve que nous cherissons tant. Ce mouvement politique a deja un sigle et un nom et nous cherchons des gens qui veulent offrir a ce pays un nouveau souffle de vie, une nouvelle vision et il faut que ces membres soient positifs et ne pensant pas une politique partisane et une affaire personnelle et nous aimerions qu'ils nous disent ce qu'ils pensent de cette idee et voici le sigle provisoire de cette Organisation politique(MUDIDH)Mouvement Unifie de la Diaspora, pour L'implantation de la Democratie en Haiti, et je serais gre a tous ceux qui veulent y prendre de penser a ce peuple qui gemit dans la misere depuis plus de deux cent dix ans, venez aider ceux qui n'ont pas les moyens de se defendre et qui sont marginalises, aidez moi a lutter contre ceux-la qui se disent amis du pays, notre devise :.Nous avons pour devoir de creer un espace propice pour accepter tout cela qui veulent s'y integrer et voulant apporter une provision d'idee visant a sortir ce peuple dans cette misere atroce.

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Haiti Echo says...

Haiti, who the hell cares?

let us not encourage job creation.

Work is not that important anyway.

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Max Mills says...

I have no idea who is the man.

Whoever is the candidate my brothers and sisters need to know before to give their precious vote to someone they need to hear what is his/ her vision for the next five years with that soudain crisis we were all not prepare for.A leader who can motivate and lead the people to work together to minimize the International negative thought about Haiti.

Firstly to have a simple vision how and how long is going to take us to decentralize these people under the tents, before it's too late because in the next two or three years the population is going to grow by 3% than the previous years, with the escalation of rape which is going on now. Also a lot of teenage children without parents supervision will make it worst.Most of those children, their parents have died during the earthquake.Who is going to be responsible for what is coming.

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