Haiti allows ex-president's return

Aristide, who was Haiti's first democratically elected leader, said earlier this month he was ready to return to his homeland "today, tomorrow, at any time".

Aristide is a former priest and liberation theologist who rose to become Haiti's first democratically elected president. He was overthrown in a coup, restored to power, then ousted again in 2004. His return was forced by the threat of a US military invasion; debate has raged for years over ... Full Story »

Posted by Dwight Rousu - via Twitter (Haiti), Aljazeera
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Posted by: Posted by Dwight Rousu - Feb 1, 2011 - 2:16 AM PST
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Edited by: Jon Mitchell - Feb 1, 2011 - 9:51 AM PST
Sirajul Islam
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by Sirajul Islam - Feb. 1, 2011

A report of its kind that few haved covered. It seems that it's a time of courage-booster and a wave of defiances are on a global perspective and the 'dictators' and 'fraudmasters' are in a position to 'near-retreat'. Somewhere cabinets are dissolved (Jordan), information flows are blocked (China), but people's power arose.

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Dwight Rousu
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by Dwight Rousu - Feb. 1, 2011

First read on Al Jazeera for me. Perhaps a scoop? The movement in Haiti's position on Aristide is reported. The reasons behind the move have yet to be reported.

If you favor democratically elected governments aligned with the people, this is good news. The US coup in Haiti and the banning of the most popular party is a major embarrassment of US foreign empire stupidity this decade. The very jingoistic corporate press that supported the Bush administration on this has not helped the people understand it.

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Jonathan Brough
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by Jonathan Brough - Feb. 1, 2011

Nice to hear some good news related to Haiti, though discussion around the recent return of Duvalier and whether this had an effect or is dependent in some way to this extention to Aristide is of interest. Reasons and history behind why the US, and I assume France, are weary of Arisitde's returns would also be warranted.

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Bob Herrschaft
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by Bob Herrschaft - Feb. 1, 2011

...this article about the possible return of former President Aristide to Haiti contains a very interesting interpretation between the French and Creole version of a Haitien government transcript seeming to authorize the return.

...earthquake, cholera, political unrest...and now, the locusts return! This is not good news.

Bien-Aime’s letter was sent to media in two versions, one French and the other Haitian Creole. The French version says: “The Government of the Republic gives ... More »

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Don Bertschman
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by Don Bertschman - Feb. 1, 2011
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Katherine Roman
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by Katherine Roman - Mar. 29, 2011

I think this is good journalism because it was well written and cited properly. THere was no bias and it was informative.

Because this article is connected to my region; Central America and the Caribbean, this article was very helpful in keeping me updated on the changes occurring in Haiti.

Bien-Aime’s letter was sent to media in two versions, one French and the other Haitian Creole. The French version says: “The Government of the Republic gives ... More »

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Melissa Martin
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by Melissa Martin - Feb. 1, 2011

This story provides some context for what is going on, but fails to really explain why Aristide was ousted in the first place. As a reader, it's important to know this information to assess what his return would mean for Haiti. The sources cited are credible, and the reporting is done well. The story could be developed further though and analyzed more critically.

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