Washington revoked the U.S. visas of some Haitians associated with the campaign of a government candidate who is Martelly's rival for a runoff place.
STATE DEPARTMENT CONFIRMATION
U.S. State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley confirmed that some visas had been revoked and that Haitian officials were among those affected.
Put another way, Washington has revoked the visas for Haitians who support a candidate other then the one, the US wants in the election run-off. This would be Haitians who support Jude Celestin. Hmm....isn't this election supposed to be for Haitians?
The U.N. and western donors (?) are piling pressure on Haiti's government and Provisional Electoral Council to include Martelly, a popular musician, in the deciding second-round contest with opposition matriarch Mirlande Manigat.
U.N., U.S. and European officials are emphatically telling Haitian President Rene Preval, that failure to follow the OAS recommendation risks plunging the earthquake-battered Caribbean nation into even more turmoil.
Does this sound like political blackmail? Do as we say or risk more trouble? Very humanitarian..
Recall in a previous post there was an analysis done that found the OAS report on Haiti's election
"methodologically and statistically flawed, and arbitrary"