Jean-Bertrand Aristide

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Aristide Returns to Haiti

US wanted him to steer clear until after Sunday's election

(Newser) - The US really, really wanted him to stay away until Sunday's presidential elections were over, but Jean-Bertrand Aristide returned to Haiti today after a seven-year exile. The former priest and twice-elected president arrived just ahead of a runoff to determine whether pop singer Michel Martelly or former first lady Mirlande... More »

Clinton-Led Recovery Is the Last Thing Haiti Needs

Unofficial aid czar has a record of corrupt dealings

(Newser) - Bill Clinton's high-profile, perpetually teary-eyed presence on the ground in Haiti has snagged him the unofficial role of aid czar in the rebuilding effort, Mary Anastasia O'Grady writes in the Wall Street Journal , and that's very bad news for Haitians. As president, O'Grady writes, Clinton did plenty to show he... More »

Aristide Seeks to Return to Haiti

Exiled former prez offers to help after earthquake

(Newser) - Haiti's exiled former president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, offered today to return to his earthquake- stricken homeland to aid relief efforts. Aristide, ousted by a rebellion in 2004, told reporters in South Africa that he and his wife were willing to organize an airplane carrying medical supplies—and themselves—to travel to... More »

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