Haiti pro-army group frustrated with president

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti—A group of aspiring soldiers and former troops criticized President Michel Martelly on Wednesday, saying he is breaking his campaign promise to restore Haiti’s army.

At a news conference in the Delmas section of the capital, the leaders of a group calling itself the Organization of Demobilized Soldiers for the Reconstruction of Haiti accused Martelly of not sticking to his word.

“As president you must have one word — either yes or no,” ex-soldier David Esperance said as two dozen men in camouflage pants stood behind him. “You can’t change your word all the time as president.”

The charge came five days after the Martelly administration said the president would announce details about a new “public security force” on Nov. 18 instead of a plan to revive the national army.
Read more: http://www.boston.com/news/world/latinamerica/articles/2011/11/09/haiti_pro_army_group_frustrated_with_president/?rss_id=Boston.com+–+Latest+news

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