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01/03/04

The fire this time in Haiti was US-fueled:

The Bush administration appears to have succeeded in its long-time goal of toppling Aristide through years of blocking international aid to his impoverished nation
www.taipeitimes.com/News/edit/archives/2004/03/01/2003100742

Aristide not forced out: US diplomat:
A SENIOR US diplomat has vehemently denied a French radio report that ex-Haitian president Jean Bertrand Aristide had been forcibly removed from his residence by US troops.
www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,8833973%255E1702,00.html

The Destabilization of Haiti : Double standards:
The White House has called into question Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide's "fitness to continue to govern his country". According to the official White House statement released one day before Aristide's departure for the Dominican Republic:
globalresearch.ca/articles/CHO402D.html

Canada's envoy: It's 'mayhem':
Roving gunmen leave scores dead: Ouster triggers widespread looting. Haitian rebels were on the brink of turning their besieged capital into a bloody war zone early today, less than 24 hours after President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, bowing to international pressure, fled the country.
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Haiti's fugitive president speaks out:
Haiti's ex-president has castigated his political opponents for "chopping down the peace tree" in a radio address soon after arriving in the Central African Republic.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/8A86C3B6-C6E9-45DF-9B99-7965A3FCE7E8.htm

Don't fall for Washington's spin on Haiti :
The crisis in Haiti is another case of brazen US manipulation of a small, impoverished country. President George Bush's foreign policy team came into office intent on toppling Mr Aristide, and their efforts were apparently consummated on Sunday.
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US took Aristide away: report:
"The American army came to take him away at two in the morning," the man told RTL radio. "The Americans forced him out with weapons."
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5792.htm

Bush's policies on Haiti at issue:
Lingering questions over what role the White House played in the Haiti uprising — and whether race was a factor in sending back hundreds of fleeing refugees — could haunt President Bush as he tries to win Florida again this year and secure reelection.
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/8074992.htm

Venezuela: Chavez calls Bush 'asshole' :
Chavez vowed to defeat any attempt to unseat him and threatened to cut off oil supplies to the United States from the world's No. 5 crude oil exporter should Washington try an invasion or trade sanctions. "Venezuela is not Haiti and Chavez is not Aristide," he said.
www.reuters.com/locales/newsArticle.jsp;:4042a149:0c1a48964cc2b5?type=worldNews&locale=en_IN&storyID=4463411

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US marines to follow Canadians into Haiti:
Canadian troops have taken control of the Port-au-Prince airport and US President George Bush has ordered the deployment of US marines to Haiti after the hasty exit of president Jean Bertrand Aristide.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/D397FAA3-51C3-4DF6-AFD4-5D114CC4DD24.htm

HAITI uprising: who's who
Guardian - UK
With rebels encircling the capital, he stood down as Haiti's president on February 28 2004 and with US help, fled the country to the Central African Republic. ...
http://www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,3604,1159580,00.html

OPPOSE BUSH'S COUP IN HAITI
International Action Center - USA
... Jean-Bertrand Aristide, as well as the US occupation of that country. US marines have entered Haiti tonight (February 29, 2004). ...
http://www.iacenter.org/haiti_answer-022904a.htm

FOREIGN Troops Move Into Haiti After Aristide Flees
New York Times - New York,NY,USA
... But his presidency crumbled as he violently cracked down on political dissent, and after armed rebels seized Haiti's north in February. ...
http://www.nytimes.com/2004/03/01/international/americas/02CND-HAITI.html

FORMER Haitian leader in Africa in search of asylum
Radio Australia - Australia
... under international pressure after mounting trouble and insurrection... Things began to unravel on February 1 when ... Within five days, Haiti's fourth largest city ...
http://www.abc.net.au/ra/newstories/RANewsStories_1056586.htm

HAITI President, Aristide, resigns, flees to South Africa
Daily Times of Nigeria - Lagos,Nigeria
... Aristide, Haiti’s first democratically-elected president in 200 years of ... The rebels launched the rebellion on February 5 from Gonaives,
about 110 kilometres ...
http://www.dailytimesofnigeria.com/DailyTimes/2004/March/1/Haiti.asp

Aristide Flees Haiti; Bush Sends Marines
apnews.myway.com/article/20040301/D81183900.html

U.S. Troops Kidnap Aristide
dailytelegraph.news.com.au/story.jsp?sectionid=1274&storyid=973655

TEXT of UN Resolution on Haiti
Newsday – Long Island, NY, USA
… Recalling its previous resolutions and statements by its President on Haiti, in particular the statement of 26 February 2004.…
www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/world/wire/sns-ap-un-haiti-resolution,0,7160107.story?coll=sns-ap-world-headlines

RECENT events in Haitian history
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
… agreement. Feb. 22, 2004 – Rebels seize Cap-Haitien, Haiti's second-largest city, and vow to press on to the capital, Port-au-Prince.
seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/aplatin_story.asp?category=1102&slug=Haiti%20Chronology

CAMPAIGN 2004: Democrats go to mat in NYC debate
Pittsburgh Post Gazette – Pittsburgh,PA,USA
… The departure of Haiti's President Jean-Bertrand Aristide from that chaotic country yesterday gave the candidates a chance to attack Bush, accusing him of…
www.post-gazette.com/pg/04061/279318.stm

US Marines arrive in Haiti after Aristide flees
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
PORT-AU-PRINCE – US Marines arrived in Haiti late Sunday to launch an… the Caribbean nation‚s president Jean Bertrand Aristide fled a mounting insurrection.…
www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle.asp?xfile=data/theworld/2004/March/theworld_March6.xml&section=theworld

ARISTIDE Raised Haiti's Hopes, Then Shattered Them
New York Times – USA
… in February 2001, Mr. Aristide lost much of his support at home and abroad. He fulfilled few of the enormous expectations he had raised in part because Haiti,…
www.nytimes.com/2004/03/01/international/americas/01ARIS.html?ex=1078722000&en=b3e4334681dca9c3&ei=5062

1804 – 2004: Liberation, Re-liberation of Haiti
V Crisis – Venezuela
… the Haitian people for their achievement in 2003-2004 … imposing slavery, today it is a national insurrection … Caucus and Democratic Party, the betrayal of Haiti…
www.vcrisis.com/index.php?content=letters/200402291730

RECENT Events in Haitian History
San Luis Obispo Tribune – San Luis Obispo,CA,USA
… agreement. Feb. 22, 2004 – Rebels seize Cap-Haitien, Haiti's second-largest city, and vow to press on to the capital, Port-au-Prince.
www.sanluisobispo.com/mld/sanluisobispo/news/local/8073197.htm

MARINES ready for duty in Haiti after Aristide resigns
WIS – Columbia,SC,USA
(Pentagon-AP) Feb. 19, 2004 – Haiti's president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, resigned and fled the country Sunday after a three-week-long rebel uprising.…
www.wistv.com/Global/story.asp?S=1676555

HAITI 2004: The Great Irony In the Country's Bicentennial Year,…
Infoshop News – USA
… The year 2004 marks the 200th anniversary of the only successful slave revolution that … Haiti granted asylum and provided a great deal of military assistance to…
www.infoshop.org/inews/stories.php?story=04/02/28/2783560

NEW Haitian President Calls For Calm
WAVE – Louisville,KY,USA
(PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, February 29th, 2004, 10:15 am) — A former jurist with a reputation for honesty said Sunday he was assuming the presidency of Haiti…
www.wave3.com/Global/story.asp?S=1676343&nav=0RZFLAhe

FEBRUARY 29, 2004 Remarks by the President on Haiti
Whitehouse.gov (press release) – USA
He has left his country. The Constitution of Haiti is working. There is an interim President, as per the Constitution, in place.…
www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2004/02/20040229.html

REUTERS World News Highlights 1900 GMT Feb 29
Forbes – USA
… President George W. Bush ordered the deployment of US Marines to Haiti … until Wednesday the signing of an interim constitution after lawmakers missed a February…
www.forbes.com/business/newswire/2004/02/29/rtr1280341.html

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