Haiti horror’s political%A0repercussions

Haiti horror’s political repercussions

As more and more horror stories from the aftermath of Haiti’s earthquake trickled in last week, Haitian-born City Councilmember Mathieu Eugene (D-East Flatbush) canceled his swearing-in ceremony scheduled to take place at Tilden High School on January 17.

“I have no choice, out of respect to my community and my fellow brothers and sisters to cancel such an event,” he said in a letter to constituents.

Instead of attending the ceremony, Eugene asked that people “pray for the families devastated and traumatized by this horrible tragedy.”

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