PORT-AU-PRINCE – Haiti bid farewell Saturday to one of its most decorated and respected presidents, René Préval, in a Roman Catholic ceremony spanning almost three hours.
— Jacqueline Charles (@Jacquiecharles) March 11, 2017
Just as in life, Préval, in death, brought together Haitians of all hues, socio-economic standings and political leanings as peasant organizations paid tribute by wearing traditional straw hats — a symbol of the Haitian farmer and the grassroots organizations Préval cultivated to become Haiti’s only two-time president to complete his terms and leave office.
“We’ve lost a branch in our battle, “ said Charles Suffrard , a peasant leader, friend and longtime ally in Préval’s battle to integrate peasants in national life.
— Jacqueline Charles (@Jacquiecharles) March 10, 2017
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