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05/03/04

US Says Aristide Exit a Lesson for Failed Leaders:
After days of criticism that Aristide was ousted in a U.S.-assisted coup, the Bush administration's new defense of his "rescue" stoked fears its Haiti policy set a precedent for other leftists in Latin America, such as Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=4501776&section=news

Aristide denies 'formal resignation,' plans return
Mr. Aristide also insisted he is still Haiti's president and accused France of "colluding" with the United States to oust him.
www.washtimes.com/world/20040304-114549-5318r.htm

US faces mounting international fury over Aristide's 'forced' exit:
South Africa added its voice last night to a growing international chorus questioning the circumstances surrounding Jean-Bertrand Aristide's departure from Haiti and demanded an investigation into allegations that the US forcibly removed a democratically elected president from office.
news.independent.co.uk/world/americas/story.jsp?story=498045

Aristide wishes to return to Haiti:
Aristide said he was not officially resigned as the president and hoped he could return to Haiti, the report cited Aristide as saying on Thursday.
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-03/05/content_1346929.htm

'WISE men' to decide Haiti future
The Australian – Australia
A COUNCIL of seven "wise men" was set up in Haiti today to name a new prime minister and government, the Organisation of American States announced.

www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,8885260%255E1702,00.html

OAS Receives German Donation for Haiti Mission
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
The Organization for American States says it has received a $100,000 donation from Germany to help in its mission in Haiti. OAS…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=C880BAA3-804D-4901-83BA4DE59A9BFF79

US to lead Haiti peace force
News24 – South Africa
Port-Au-Prince – The US military will lead the interim international security force deployed in Haiti to restore order, the head of French forces, General

www.news24.com/News24/World/News/0,,2-10-1462_1494182,00.html

HAITI Set to Choose New Prime Minister
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
A seven-member council has been chosen to pick Haiti‚s next prime minister, and officials hope to have a replacement in the next few days, the Organisation

news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=2614347

HAITI, America, and the rest of the world
Black World Today – New York,NY,USA
I have read many viewpoints of the revolt in Haiti. I notice that a world debate has emerged concerning that nation. Haiti has a…
www.tbwt.org/home/content/view/150/41/

US forces deploy in north Haiti
BBC News – London,England,UK
US Marines have moved out of Haiti's capital Port-au-Prince and into rebel-held towns in the north of the country. The marines are…
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3537499.stm

PAHO intensifies recovery work at University Hospital of Haiti
Pan American Health Organization – Washington,DC,USA
Washington, DC, March 5, 2004 (PAHO)˜The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is working intensely to reactivate the University Hospital of Haiti

www.paho.org/English/DD/PIN/pr040305.htm

POOR Haiti
Center For American Progress – Washington,D.C.,United States
I met Jean-Bertrand Aristide, who fled Haiti the other day, in the spring
of 2001. I was in Port-au-Prince for several days on assignment…
www.americanprogress.org/site/lookup.asp?c=biJRJ8OVF&b=36091

VIEW from Europe – Haiti " realpolitik "
Trinidad & Tobago Express – Trinidad and Tobago
… I raised the issue of Haiti, the Dominican Republic‚s neighbour on the island of Hispaniola, separated largely by a range of high mountains.
www.trinidadexpress.com/index.pl/article_business?id=16542698

FEDERAL defence minister commits 450 Canadian Forces troops
National Post (subscription) – Canada
HALIFAX (CP) – The federal government announced plans Friday to deploy 450 troops to Haiti, as part of an international stabilization force that will try to…
www.canada.com/national/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=702e6a80-cc76-466f-be84-f9aca3c54f36

HAITI takes small steps toward new government
Forbes – USA
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Reuters) – Supporters of exiled President Jean-Bertrand Aristide criticized the foreign "occupation" of their country Friday as Haitian…
www.forbes.com/business/newswire/2004/03/05/rtr1287965.html

DA digs deeper in Haiti saga
News24 – South Africa
Cape Town – The Democratic Alliance is pursuing the issue of South African arms and equipment destined for Haiti with a follow-up letter to National

www.news24.com/News24/South_Africa/News/0,,2-7-1442_1494104,00.html

AND now, Haiti
Boston Globe – Boston, MA, USA
… for the chaos and looting that followed. It happened in Iraq, and it has happened again in Haiti. Not until Wednesday did the US…
www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/editorials/articles/2004/03/05/and_now_haiti

NO SAAF aircraft in Haiti, says Lekota
Independent Online – South Africa
Defence Minister Mosiuoa Lekota has denied that a South African Air Force (SAAF) aircraft, or one chartered by the SAAF, is in Haiti.…
www.iol.co.za/index.php?click_id=181&art_id=qw1078479360903B232&set_id=1

HAITI seeks stability as more troops arrive
San Jose Mercury News – San Jose, CA, USA
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — A three-member commission Thursday began working to select a new prime minister and organize a transitional government to end the…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/world/8112686.htm

US Should Uphold Principles Of Democracy In Haiti
Hartford Courant (subscription) - Hartford,CT,USA
I have made many trips to Haiti over the past several years, returning from my latest one on Feb. 11. I have been privileged to ...
http://www.ctnow.com/news/opinion/op_ed/hc-haiti0305.artmar05,1,6193890.story?coll=hc-headlines-oped

HAITI'S poorest languish in riots' wake
Atlanta Journal Constitution - Atlanta,GA,USA
... The upheaval that forced out Haiti's president also sickened children, disrupted medical care and increased food prices beyond the reach of people already
http://www.ajc.com/news/content/news/0304/05haitiaid.html

PM vows long-term support for Haiti
Toronto Star - Toronto,Ontario,Canada
MONTREAL&Mac247;Paul Martin says Canada is committed to helping Haiti, and particularly its young people, on a long-term basis. Calling ...
http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/
Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1078441811385&call_pageid=968332188774&col=968350116467

LOOTING continues in Haiti as US, France step up joint patrols
Channel News Asia – Singapore
… An official of the huge Haiti Terminal, which handles 35 percent of the country's container imports, called the looting a "disaster.".…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/73997/1/.html

CARICOM and Haiti's future
Jamaica Gleaner – Jamaica
CARICOM's bid to rescue Haiti from anarchy has been effectively sidelined by the realities of Big Power politics. In the wake of…
www.jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20040305/cleisure/cleisure1.html

HAITI: walking on eggs
Jamaica Observer – Jamaica
… The language coming from the two-day consultation after the coup d'état on Haiti's legitimate regime, is so carefully controlled to disguise true feelings, it…
www.jamaicaobserver.com/columns/html/20040304T210
000-0500_56626_OBS_HAITI___WALKING_ON_EGGS.asp

AIR J again reschedules flights to Haiti
Jamaica Observer – Jamaica
AIR Jamaica, the national airline, said yesterday that due to the prevailing state of political instability in Haiti, it will not resume flights to that…
www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/html/20040305T000000-0500_56636_OBS_AIR_J_AGAIN_RESCHEDULES_FLIGHTS_TO_HAITI.asp

FOR Haiti, A Want Of Concern
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
… Shouldn't we care deeply about its survival in the teacup-size country whose greatest general, Toussaint L'Ouverture, helped Haiti's citizenry defeat…
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A32040-2004Mar4.html

RP asks US to ensure safety of Filipinos in Haiti
ABS CBN News – Quezon City,Philippines
The government has formally asked the United States to help ensure the safety of about a hundred Filipinos in Haiti, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA…
www.abs-cbnnews.com/FlashNewsStory.aspx?FlashOID=15511

HAITI'S rebels abandon claims of power after brief talk with
Taipei Times – Taipei,Taiwan
Haiti's rebel leader said on Wednesday he was disarming his forces and retreating from the streets of Port-au-Prince, where gunfights erupted three days after…
www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2004/03/05/2003101164

ALL the Americas to blame for Haiti
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
… capital of Port-au-Prince. It's beyond question that Haiti's internal crisis had been allowed to go too far. And for those looking…
seattlepi.nwsource.com/opinion/163294_sanchez05.html

GRISLY fate for Aristide supporters in Haiti
The Star (subscriptioin) – Johannesburg,South Africa
By Joseph B Frazier. Jacmel, Haiti – In the laidback seaside resort of Jacmel, the looting started immediately after Jean-Bertrand Aristide fled.…
www.thestar.co.za/index.php?fSectionId=132&fArticleId=365956

HAITI'S new hopes and challenges
BBC News – London,England,UK
… hope if ordinary Haitians assume responsibility for real change and end the vicious cycle of political violence and endemic corruption that has plagued Haiti…
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3534673.stm

CANADA delivers medical aid to Haiti as strife-torn country looks
Winnipeg Sun – Winnipeg,Manitoba,Canada
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (CP) – Canada's military helped deliver tonnes of desperately needed medical aid to Haiti on Thursday, as foreign diplomats began what is…
cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/World/2004/03/04/370313-cp.html

FRANCE calls on Brazil to take leading role in Haiti
Xinhua – China
… President Jacques Chirac said Thursday that it would be of "great importance" if Brazil could take control of the peacekeeping forces to be deployed in Haiti…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-03/05/content_1346349.htm

MIXED reactions to US Marines in Haiti
CNN – USA
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — US Marines trained their rifles down gritty streets and into a teeming market as they patrolled the Haitian capital's streets…
www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/americas/03/04/haiti.rebels.ap/

HAITI'S Aristide accuses France
BBC News – London,England,UK
Haiti's former President Jean Bertrand Aristide has accused Paris of colluding with the US to remove him from office. In a phone…
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3534781.stm

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