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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.

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.

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.

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.

'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.,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…

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,,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

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…

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…

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

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…

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.

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…

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…

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,,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…

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.…

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…

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 ...,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

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 ...

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.".…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

MIXED reactions to US Marines in Haiti
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…

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…

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