Newark, N.J. -- Wyclef Jean's brother Samuel says the singer and activist is determined to win the upcoming presidential election in Haiti.
Wyclef Jean, 38, has said he hopes to run as Haiti's Reformist Party candidate in the island nation's Nov. 28 election. Long an advocate for Haitian issues, he was named ambassador at large in 2007 by current Haitian President Rene Preval, who plans to retire.
Jean has been particularly busy working to help Haitians since a January
earthquake rocked the region and killed an estimated 200,000 people.
Jean, a former member of the music group The Fugees, was born in Haiti and later moved with his family to New Jersey.