Democratically elected president returns to occupied Haiti


This video from the USA says about itself:

Former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide is preparing to return to Haiti after seven years in exile. Aristide has lived in South Africa since his ouster in a 2004 U.S.-backed coup. Reporting from Johannesburg, Democracy Now!’s Amy Goodman speaks with Aristide’s attorney Ira Kurzban and actor Danny Glover as they prepare to accompany Aristide back to his country. [includes rush transcript]

Aristide aboard flight to Haiti: My return will “fulfill” dream of Haitian people: here.

Former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide returned home from seven years in exile to a celebrity welcome Friday, mobbed by close allies and journalists outside his private plane before being hustled into an airport VIP lounge as crowds of supporters rallied in the streets outside the terminal: here.

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2 thoughts on “Democratically elected president returns to occupied Haiti

  1. Aristide greeted by thousands

    Haiti: Thousands of impoverished Haitian citizens gathered at Port-au-Prince airport today to welcome home ousted former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide after seven years of exile in South Africa.

    Johannesburg assisted his departure despite pressure from the US to postpone his homecoming until after a presidential election on Sunday.

    US actor Danny Glover, who chairs the TransAfrica social justice forum and came to South Africa to accompany Mr Aristide home, asked why former dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier could return to Haiti unhindered while the country’s first democratically elected president could not.

    http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/index.php/news/content/view/full/102440

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