PORT-AU-PRINCE — Protestants, Catholics and Vodouists came. Politicians and political activists made their appearances. So did ordinary people, longtime listeners and aspiring media professionals.

On Saturday, they all came to Parc Sainte Thérèse, in Pétion-Ville to lay to rest Liliane Pierre-Paul.

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I am Juhakenson Blaise, a journalist based in the city of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. I cover the news that develops in this city and deals with other subjects related to the experience of Haitians for the Haitian Times newspaper. I am also a lover of poetry.