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Haitian Catholics march for political reform

first_imgPeople shout next to a police truck outside the Christ Roi Church before a march was organized in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on Oct. 22. REUTERS/ANDRES MARTINEZ CASARES Thousands joined the peaceful march onTuesday throughout the capital Port-au-Prince that underscored how sectors ofsociety are rising up against “a broken political system.”  Georges Sassine, the president ofHaiti’s manufacturing industry association, earlier this month signed adocument laying out the framework for a possible transition towards a betterpolitical system including electoral reform.(Reuters) The march came as one of Haiti’s tophotels confirmed it was closing its doors at the end of the month, underscoringthe damage being done to tourism. PORT-AU-PRINCE – As Haiti entered asixth week of violent anti-government protests over corruption and economicwoes, Catholic leaders held a rare march calling for a resolution to the crisisthat has “paralyzed the country.”  last_img read more