Saturday, February 18, 2006

Supporters of the newly-elected Haitian president, Rene Preval, lift a ballot box with his campaign poster attached at the National Palace in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Haitians celebrated in the street Thursday as word quickly spread that Preval, a former president who is hugely popular among the poor, had been declared the winner of the presidential election overnight. (Photo: Ariana Cubillos / AP).

This story had been pretty much ignored in the mainstream media.