Rene Preval

  • New president to take power in struggling Haiti May 14, 2011

    Port-Au-Prince: Charismatic pop star-turned-president Michel Martelly takes over Haiti on Saturday promising to rebuild its earthquake-devastated capital, develop the long-neglected countryside and build a modern army. The 50-year-old performer known to Haitians as "Sweet Micky" was swept to power in March 20 presidential runoff by Haitians tired of past leaders who...
  • Haiti President confirms 3-month term extension February 8, 2011

    Port-au-Prince: Haitian President Rene Preval will stay in office for three more months as his country chooses a successor in a delayed election, his chief of staff said on Monday. Chief of Staff Fritz Longchamp confirmed Preval's exit date of May 14 in a phone interview with The Associated Press following...
  • I'm working on how to rescue the people, says Haitian Prez January 14, 2010

    The presidential palace and the UN headquarters were destroyed in the Haiti earthquake on Wednesday. It is reported that around 100 UN staffers are still missing and over over 3 million affected. "I cannot live in the palace. I cannot live in my own house because the two collapsed," says Haitian...
  • Haitians storm presidential palace, riot over price rise April 9, 2008

    Port-Au-Prince (Haiti): UN peacekeepers used rubber bullets and tear gas to chase away hungry Haitians who stormed the presidential palace on Tuesday demanding the resignation of President Rene Preval. The riots over soaring food prices turned into looting as terrified residents huddled inside. The angry protesters tried to break into the...