Haiti presidential candidates denounce election fraud

BBC

Mirlande Manigat after casting her vote Mirlande Manigat wants the poll to be scrapped

Twelve of the 18 candidates in Haiti’s presidential election have called for Sunday’s vote to be cancelled.  The candidates, including opposition frontrunner Mirlande Manigat, said the polls were fraudulent and favoured the ruling party contender.  Thousands of people marched in Port-au-Prince, demanding that the poll be scrapped, while the UN mission in Haiti expressed its “deep concern”. Continue reading Haiti presidential candidates denounce election fraud

Fr McDonagh reports from Cancun: 1. setting the stage

Independent Catholic News

By: Fr Sean McDonagh, SSC

I arrived in Cancun, Mexico yesterday, and registered today, (27 November 2010) as a participant at the UN Climate Change Conference. This is the 16th meeting of Conference of the Parties (COP 16) to the UN Convention on Climate Change.  As I write the organisers are still putting the final touches to the Conference Centre. Many representatives from NGOs are quite critical of the Conference logistics.  Continue reading Fr McDonagh reports from Cancun: 1. setting the stage