Wyclef Jean: Haiti's Next President?

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

A story in today's New York Times takes a closer look at musician Wyclef Jean's bid to be Haiti's next president. Jean's relief organization set up for the country in 2005, Yele Haiti Foundation, was called into question this past winter, when reports found that money given to the foundation for the country's poor was poorly accounted for. But now he has stepped down from the organization to run for president of the country.

We're joined by New York Times reporter Stephanie Strom, who studied Yele Haiti and interviewed Wyclef about his presidential bid, and Eleanor Miller, a former Takeaway intern who now reports on relief efforts in Haiti for the Haitian Times.  


Eleanor Miller and Stephanie Strom

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