Haiti’s president Michel Martelly set to pardon corrupt ex Prez

In an interview with AP, Martelly said reconcilation is more important to Haiti than seeking justice for human rights violations and corruption.

 Former dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier was forced into exile in 1986 and returned briefly after the earthquake.

Surprisingly, I agree with Martelly.

I think a lengthy trial and the money spent prosecuting Duvalier would only add more pain to the fragile nation.

“My way of thinking is to create a situation where we rally everyone together and create peace and pardon people, to not forget about the past — because we need to learn from it — but to mainly think about the future,” Martelly said.

 “You cannot forget those who suffered in that time, but I do believe that we need that reconciliation in Haiti.”

Should Duvalier face the music?


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