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04/03/04

Rep. Maxine Waters Says Aristide Is Being Held Like a Prisoner

Rep. Maxine Waters discusses President Aristide's treatment in the Central African Republic and her grilling of Assistant Secretary of State Roger Noriega about the return to Haiti of the paramilitary leaders who led the 1994 coup.
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http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=04/03/04/1554227

Rep. Barbara Lee Criticizes U.S. "Systematic Destabilization and Undermining of Democracy in Haiti"
Rep. Barbara Lee compares the administration's policies in Haiti to the invasion of Iraq and talks about the systematic embargo and the disallowance of funding for humanitarian projects in Haiti such as health education and clean water efforts.
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http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=04/03/04/1554231

GODFATHER Colin Powell: The Gangster of Haiti
Dissident Voice - Santa Rosa,CA,United States
by Glen Ford and Peter Gamble. “The deed is done. Haiti has been raped. The act was sanctioned by the United States, Canada and France”. ...
http://www.dissidentvoice.org/Mar04/Ford-Gamble0304.htm

TEXT of Aristide letter upon leaving Haiti
San Francisco Chronicle - San Francisco,CA,USA
Here is the text of the letter Jean-Bertrand Aristide signed just before leaving Haiti on Sunday. I took an oath to respect and ...
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/news/archive/2004/03/04/international1624EST0719.DTL

ANNAN'S special envoy on Haiti goes to Jamaica, Caribbean ...
UN News Centre
4 March 2004 &Mac246; United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan's Special Envoy to Haiti, John Reginald Dumas, went to Jamaica today for talks on peace-building ...
http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=9974&Cr=haiti&Cr1=

STRUGGLE for Power Continues in Haiti
ABC News - USA
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti March 4 &Mac247; US Marines cleared streets of trash and barricades Thursday and merchants wiped away graffiti supporting ousted leader Jean ...
http://abcnews.go.com/wire/World/ap20040304_1108.html

ARMED rightist forces take over Haiti as
The Militant - New York,NY,USA
MIAMI US Marines, along with French and Canadian troops, entered Haiti to “restore order” immediately after President Jean-Bertrand Aristide resigned and ...
http://www.themilitant.com/2004/6810/681002.html

HAITI'S history
Economist (subscription) - London,England,UK
WHEN, having rebuffed the British, French and Spanish armies, Haiti's freed slaves wrote their act of independence in 1804, their leader's secretary vowed to ...
http://www.economist.com/World/la/displayStory.cfm?story_id=2478638

GOVERNMENT, troops get tentative grip on Haiti
Forbes - USA
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Reuters) - The government and foreign military forces gained a tentative grip on chaotic Haiti Thursday as US and French troops stepped ...
http://www.forbes.com/markets/newswire/2004/03/04/rtr1286348.html

SKEPTICS question Powell and aide on Haiti
International Herald Tribune - Paris,France
... his top aide for Latin America faced fierce questioning from lawmakers who rejected the administration's claims that President Jean- Bertrand Aristide of Haiti ...
http://www.iht.com/articles/508757.htm

HAITI: Another Regime Change by the US?
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
… For all the chest-pounding the administration has done regarding the need to foster democracy, it turned its back on the people of Haiti.…
www.latimes.com/news/opinion/letters/la-le-haiti4.1mar04,1,4091088.story?coll=la-news-comment-letters

THE horror of Haiti
Radio Netherlands – Netherlands
… It would be better for the police to try ˆ after all, they at least know who they are.". Haiti has been a country without an army for ten years.…
www.rnw.nl/hotspots/html/hai040304.html

VENEZUELA opposition takes hope from Haiti developments
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
… of US troops. The scenario sounds like Haiti, but it's also what many Venezuelans want for their country. Protests against President…
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2004/03/04/MNGHG5E0V11.DTL

HAITI: Will We Ever Learn?
CATO Institute – Washington,DC,USA
… is — once again — engulfed in chaos, the bureaucrats at the United Nations and the State Department have begun the process of trying to "stabilize" Haiti.…
www.cato.org/dailys/03-04-04-2.html

HAITI rebels linked to drug trade
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
Port-Au-Prince, Haiti — Some of the rebel leaders who drove President Jean-Bertrand Aristide from power are suspected of involvement in drug trafficking…
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2004/03/04/MNG8H5E0RU1.DTL

HAITI-STYLE ouster sought in Venezuela
The Globe and Mail – Canada
… opponents of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez try to unseat him through a highly disputed recall referendum, they are casting their eyes to neighbouring Haiti…
www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/TPStory/LAC/20040304/VENEZUELA04/TPInternational/Americas

RED Cross doctors resume Haiti work
Reuters – London,England,UK
GENEVA (Reuters) – The International Committee of the Red Cross says it has resumed emergency medical operations in Haiti and stepped up talks with rebels…
<www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=469455&section=news

REGIME CHANGE IN HAITI – Criminal Contras, CAR, and The Offer You…
Submerging Markets – Sag Harbor,NY,United States
… President Jean-Bertrand Aristide welcomed South Africa‚s Thabo Mbeki to Port-au-Prince, the only significant world leader to join him in celebrating Haiti…
bloodbankers.typepad.com/submerging_markets/2004/03/regime_change_i.html

MARINES start patrols of tense Haiti streets
Kansas City Star - Kansas City,MO,USA
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti &Mac247; US Marines took to the lawless streets Wednesday in light armored vehicles and Humvees to quell the violence that has racked the ...
http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/8099688.htm

HISTORY reveals our debt to Haiti
Seattle Times - Seattle,WA,USA
Our history and Haiti's are intertwined, and our fates could easily have been different. A turn down one path, and Haiti might have ...
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/living/2001870519_jdl04.html

HAITI stability essential, Martin says
Toronto Star - Toronto,Ontario,Canada
... the Prime Minister Paul Martin and students in a high school gym &Mac247; turned into a full-fledged debate yesterday about how Canada should handle itself in Haiti ...
http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/
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INSIDE HAITI'S
Miami Herald - Miami,FL,USA
... 'We were already facing a chronic crisis, a silent emergency,'' said Francoise Gruloos-Ackermans, Haiti's representative for UNICEF, a branch of the United ...
http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/8101127.htm

TOP rebel vows to disarm in Haiti
Houston Chronicle - Houston,TX,USA
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- Bowing to US pressure, rebel leader Guy Philippe said Wednesday that his gunmen will disarm, and efforts to stitch together a ...
http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/headline/world/2432343

BUSH'S Haiti nightmare
Salon (subscription) - USA
US mishandling of the Caribbean coup could cost the president votes not only in Miami's "Little Haiti," but among Florida blacks and Cuban Americans, too. ...
http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2004/03/04/haiti/

HAITI'S demise
Jamaica Observer - Jamaica
My memory of Haiti is hazy. It was over 20 years ago that my father took my brother and me there. I vaguely remember a place that ...
http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/columns/html/20040303T190000-0500_56563_OBS_HAITI_S_DEMISE.asp

HARD Realities in Haiti
New York Times - USA
Rescuing Haiti from a crisis Washington too long ignored and then badly mishandled is going to take a lot more than whisking its democratically elected ...
http://www.nytimes.com/2004/03/04/opinion/04THU1.html?ex=1078981200&en=9a6636c86ada89e8&ei=5062

T&T soldiers want Haiti insurance
Trinidad & Tobago Express - Trinidad and Tobago
AS THE Government of Trinidad and Tobago readies itself to participate in an international peacekeeping force in troubled Haiti, members of the Defence Force ...
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/index.pl/article_news?id=16149873

US troops bring first signs of peace to Haiti
Guardian - UK
Ten years ago, US Marine Staff Sergeant Mark Hardin arrived in Haiti as part of a US force to restore Jean-Bertrand Aristide to power. ...
http://www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,12271,1161646,00.html

AFRICAN press draws Haiti lessons
BBC News - London,England,UK
... for purely humanitarian interventions in Africa, while another in the Ivory Coast worries that France will want to repeat there what it has achieved in Haiti. ...
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/3530323.stm

PANEL set up in Haiti to pick new prime minister
Xinhua - China
HAVANA, March 3 (Xinhuanet) -- A three-person panel was set up on Wednesday to work closely with Haiti's interim president Boniface Alexandre, according to ...
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-03/04/content_1344764.htm

US Patrols Start in Haiti, but Residents Remain Wary
New York Times - USA
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, March 3 &Mac247; United States marines took to the lawless streets of the capital on Wednesday, patrolling in light armored vehicles and ...
http://www.nytimes.com/2004/03/04/international/americas/04HAIT.html?ex=1078981200&en=91860628d3c82ad5&ei=5062

MARINES get drawn in as Haiti settles its scores
The Times (subscription) - London,England,UK
YVON NEPTUNE, the Prime Minister of Haiti, declared a state of emergency last night as US Marines were drawn into the aftermath of President Aristide...
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,3-1024928,00.html

''HAITI'S Experiment with Democracy Subverted Once Again''
PINR - United States
... Toussaint L'Ouverture, a national hero in Haiti, led a 12 year long slave rebellion that successfully removed the French chains off the backs of the country's ...
http://www.pinr.com/report.php?ac=view_report&report_id=148&language_id=1

HAITI: The past is a prologue
CNN - USA
(FindLaw) -- Jean-Bertrand Aristide, president of Haiti until Sunday, has ceded power. Pressed to resign by the US and French governments ...
http://www.cnn.com/2004/LAW/03/03/findlaw.analysis.mariner.haiti/

REBEL Leader: Haiti in My Hands
Moscow Times - Moscow,Russia
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- Rebels began patrolling the streets of the capital as rebel leader Guy Philippe declared himself the new chief of Haiti's military and ...
http://www.themoscowtimes.com/stories/2004/03/04/256.html

DEFENCE planners 'scramble' as Martin's Haiti demands evolve
National Post (subscription) - Canada
... scrambling" to meet government's changing demands until Prime Minister Paul Martin finally acknowledged Wednesday that Canada's military commitment to Haiti ...
http://www.canada.com/national/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=a186e9a5-d769-489a-8f34-438ecd33a850

HAITI'S Rebels to Lay Down Arms
Voice of America - USA
Haiti's rebel leader, Guy Philippe, says his group will lay down its arms, after staging a four-week uprising that led to President Jean-Bertrand Aristide's ...
http://www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=8DEDA7B8-CDDC-4F0C-92D9AB59FF8BEED5

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