Aristide Foundation for Democracy
Jean-Bertrand Aristide, Haiti's 54th president, served as one of a handful of full-term rulers since the island's independence was won in 1804. Controversial, misunderstood, maligned, and a pawn for foreign interests' agendas, he was driven from office at the end of his second term in 2004. Exiled to Africa where he remained until 2011, he continued to exert influence through his party Fanmi Lavalas.
Through his contacts with foundations outside Haiti, he received an endowment to start the Aristide Foundation for Democracy (AFD). With this endowment and other funding from the government of Haiti, Aristide built the Aristide Foundation University (AFUNI). The mission of AFUNI is the advancement of social-justice principles as part of the ethos of AFUNI's purpose.
It is no longer a rumor. It is now confirmed that the wife of Richard Morse, Lunise Morse, has entered a new field, that of politic. She was officially designated last Saturday by Fanmi Lavalas to represent the political party at the next upcoming Senate election
Lunise Morse is the lead singer of the group RAM. Her candidacy for the Senate seat under the Lavalas Banner was announced during a ceremony to celebrate Mother's Day at the Aristide Foundation for Democracy.
If you can remember, the information has been circulating in the social media, after Lunise Morse's husband Richard Morse, made the information public. Richard Morse is the cousin and former adviser to President Michel Martelly. He recently accused left his post, accusing the current government of being involved in corruption corruption.
In Tabarre, Haiti, a Mother's Day Health Fair was held by the Aristide Foundation for Democracy (AFD) Saturday May 11th. Hundreds of residents showed up for free health exams, administered by AFD University freshman nursing students. On hand for the fair was ex-First Lady, Mildred Aristide, and Lunise Morse of political party, Fanmi Lavalas. She is preparing a run as a senatorial candidate in Legislative elections some time this year. Ex-President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, whose supporters created Fanmi Lavalas, believes Morse stands a good chance of winning a seat in Parliament. He claims his party has grown steadily stronger over the years.
Since Aristides's ouster at the end of his second term in 2004, he has lived in Africa until his return to Haiti in 2011. Although exiled for seven years, Aristide, who exerts enormous influence within and without Haiti, raised enough funding to start his foundation and build a medical school, the Aristide Foundation University (AFUNI).
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