Haiti Voting with Their Feet

Many threaten to boycott an election that promises to be a sham

A voodoo priest in the southern region of Grande Anse, famed for his clairvoyant powers, foresees blood in Haiti's immediate future. He is not alone. A young woman who identifies herself only as Monique has piled her four small children onto a crowded bus that is heading for the boondocks. Like many others who live in the slums that surround Port-au-Prince, Monique does not want to be anywhere near the capital city during the election scheduled this Sunday. "I'm disappearing," she whispers, her eyes darting to see if she has been overheard. South of the capital in the tiny port town...

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