Published on Tuesday, July 27, 2010
It seems Haitian-born Grammy nominated Entertainer, Producer and Humanitarian Wyclef Jean, is considering a run for presidency in his home country. Appointed Ambassador-At-Large for the nation in 2007, he is now approaching the end of his tenure just as the country’s current President Rene Preval, nears the end of his final term in office—with no possibility of re-election.
In a confirmed letter e-mailed from his family to the press, his family wrote: “Wyclef’s commitment to his homeland and its youth is boundless, and he will remain its greatest supporter regardless of whether he is part of the government moving forward … If and when a decision is made, media will be alerted immediately.”
Following the devastating January 12th earthquake which left the country of Haiti in turmoil and over 200,00 dead; Jean became recognized for the groundbreaking work he and his organization Yelé , were able to accomplish. The first black led independent country, has been no stranger to political corruption, poverty and violence.
This entire development, comes as a bit of a surprise following a recent interview Jean had with the Associated Press. “Do I have political intentions? At this time no.” Did Jean have a change of heart? Think he has what it takes to help turn the nation of Haiti around? I guess we’ll have to wait for the alert.
This just seems so appropriate…