Thursday, June 17, 2010

Brazil has Haitians euphoric

Port-au-Prince – Walking the streets of Port-au-Prince these days may lead you to think you are in Brazil as Haitians starved of joy and excitement since January's devastating earthquake are caught up in World Cup fever.

Green and yellow flags line the streets, while children and adults alike sport Kaka jerseys and even the ubiquitous graffiti against President Rene Preval and MINUSTAH has for once been supplanted by freshly painted signs in support of the World Cup's most storied team.

Argentina is Haiti's second favourite outfit, but the bitter rivalry between the two South American teams does not transfer over to their euphoric fans who seem united like never before

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