Rene Preval And Dimitri Acra, Palais National

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Haiti's President Rene Preval, left, listens to Dimitri Acra, right, a top businessman, during a press conference at the National Palace in Port-au-Prince, Saturday, April 12, 2008. Preval announced a drop in the price of rice Saturday in a bid to defuse anger of rising food prices that fueled days of deadly protests and looting across Haiti. After meeting with food importers, Preval said the price of a 50-pound (23-kilos) bag of rice will drop from US$51 (Euro 32) to US$43 (Euro 27), a reduction of 15.7 percent. The man at center is an unidentified businessman. Photo: AP/Brenan Linsley

Reader Comments 32

Josy says...

You mean think, and be like you. "NO, THANK YOU".

I like me, and have my own mind. God did not create all of us to look, be, think, and act the same. You have different races, personalities, skills, and talents.

I will continue to speak my mind, and this is one of the reasons why I chose to live in The United States of America.

I am free here, and do not have to worry about you, and your cronies to come to my house in the middle of the night to kill me. You would probably find out where I live, and kidnap me or my family members.

You are responsible for the misery in Haiti, because you exiled the intellectuals or kill them. You have now barbarians who are raping kids, sacrificing them to Satan, and destroying lives.

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Jamesnasser says...

You are right the Arabs were there also when dessalines was betrayed by his own! Makes sense now blame someone else for your shortcomings.

It's easier then looking in the mirror

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Jamesnasser says...

You want the country to change than change your attitude

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Jan Batis says...

You asked a good question Josy. While we are too busy noticing the skin complexion of Acra, no one pays attention to the guy in the gray suit. His name is Joseph Tchaconte, one of the biggest rice importers in Haiti which he sells under the Tchako brand name. Now should we blame him as well for the troubles of Haiti, or does his dark skin make it OK?

Sadly our colonial slave mentality blinds us by focusing and limiting our attention on the color of skin. There are many "black" entrepreneurs in Haiti who are making lots of money like the more known and lighter skin colored families above mentioned.

I don't hear of them "spreading the wealth" or "giving back" either but they never seem to get any blame, why is that?

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Dog Owner says...

Hey, are you the same stupid nut that place an add for marriage proposal on this blog?

You are so stupid you wrote empty ended instead of empty-handed.

Go to school first before you look for women

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Arab says...

Its easy to judge someone with out knowing them. The Arabs that migrated to Haiti in the early 1900"s came empty ended.

They were called " ARABE BOITE NAN DOS", and all types of other names.

They had to work very hard to earn their monies and to be recognize socially.

I'm sure that not all are perfect but you can't have a bad experience with one and judge the whole arabs community in Haiti.

Some have made money and others are still struggling.

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Bernadette says...

First of all couteau deubous - kaliko deubeau, whatever you called yourself-Middle Eastern Haitians DO NOT SOUND OR WRITE LIKE YOU. True Elite writes analytically.

You are full of hot air. pas gen anyen nan calbas la. Let me reapeat for you what I wrote: There is or was a part of the Haitian constitution that said: Haitians can get citizenship only their father's lineage.

Being born in Haiti does make anyone Haitian.

Did you get that?

The HAITIAN CONSTITUTION SAID IT. NOT ME. Cut that collective self-righteous attitude.

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La Si Do Re says...

Doremi, Partition well played; but what do we do from here?

Because Sabine and Josy are right and you well played the music sheet.

I don t want to be the Orchestra Master, but please can you ellaborate on your statement.

Because those people and others not mentioned in the Bla Bla are really Criminals, Kidnappers, Drug Dealers, Gangsters.

They has done a lot of bads to the Country and his people.

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Annibal P says...

HAITIAN FAG. CORRUPTED MIDDLE EAST FAG. CROOK! JUST SHUT UP. YOUR DAYS ARE NUMBERED IN HAITI...

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Carmene Prince says...

DO NOT SPEND TIME ARGUING WITH THOSE CRONIES.

DON'T YOU SEE WHAT THEIR PARENTS ARE DOING IN PALESTINE.

THEY ARE NEW TO HAITI AND THEY SHOULD NOT LIVE AMONG US. THEY ARE FINANCING ZENGLENDOS, KIDNAPPERS AND KILLING INNOCENT MERCHANTS LIKE THE ISMERYS TO PREVENT COMPETITION.

THEY THINK THEY CAN CONTROL THE HAITIAN MARKET FOR LIFE. I WILL TRACK THEM DOWN SOON. TIME WILL TELL. MIDDLE EASTERN SETTLERS IN HAITI ARE SYMBOLS OF DESTRUCTION, CORRUPTION, HUMILIATION AND POLITICAL ASSASSINATIONS...

THEY ARE ASSHOLE PEOPLE...

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