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Saturday, March 10, 2012

Vital documentation

Shades of that strange “birther” movement

In a move reminiscent of US President Obama’s presentation of his Hawaiian birth certificate to the media – in a successful effort to prove that he was born a US citizen – Haiti President Michel Martelly has planted his Haitian passport in front of the TV cameras.

Haiti’s constitution does not allow dual nationality, and claims persistently made by his opponents that he has foreign passports forced him to bring this vital document into the open.

Perhaps, like Obama, he hopes now to be allowed to get on with his real job.

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