'Haitian Politics' and Rejection of Wyclef Jean's Presidential Bid

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Wyclef Jean was born in Haiti, grew up in Brooklyn and became an international hip-hop star. Now 40, he announced his intention to run for president of Haiti earlier this month, on Larry King, Live. Last Friday, Haiti's elections board rejected his candidacy, but Wyclef Jean says that should not be the last word. Yesterday, he said he would challenge the ruling. Essayist-poet Patrick Sylvain is Professor of Haitian Language and Culture at Brown University.

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Guest:
Patrick Sylvain - Instructor of Haitian Language and Culture, Brown University

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Darrell Satzman, Christian Bordal, Frances Anderton