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 Online NewsHour: President Rene Preval of Haiti -- March 21, 1996
PRESIDENT PREVAL: (speaking through interpreter) Like President Clinton, we are much encouraged by the fact that for the first time in Haiti an elected President has succeeded another elected President.
PRESIDENT PREVAL: (speaking through interpreter) Not only was the President satisfied with that, but his team, the U.S. aid team and people from the IMF, or World Bank, whom we have already met and whom we will meet officially tomorrow morning, are satisfied.
PRESIDENT PREVAL: (speaking through interpreter) We never had a plan to redistribute the wealth of the elite to the masses, to the population.
www.pbs.org /newshour/bb/latin_america/preval_3-21.html   (1147 words)

  
 Haiti - The President   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
As a young writer, long before he became president, François Duvalier identified the historical "mania for the presidency" as the disease of "presidentitis." Earlier generations of Haitian intellectuals had also bemoaned the destructive social effects of the presidency-for-life.
Rather, the president usually headed a faction that seized control of the state by any means possible, with the support of the army.
Presidents could therefore claim with some justification that they were the state.Political parties and candidates also focused on the presidency.
countrystudies.us /haiti/73.htm   (330 words)

  
 About Jean-Bertrand Aristide Haiti's President, Titid, ex-president of Haiti Haitisurf.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
In the fall of 1990 Haiti prepared for presidential elections that many feared would end in violence as they did in 1987 when voters were massacred at the voting poles.
The announcement electrified the country and after a six week campaign that Aristide dubbed "Lavalas" or a cleansing flood, he was elected president in Haiti's first free and fair election with an overwhelming 67% of the vote.
President Aristide worked nonstop, pursuing numerous diplomatic initiatives aimed at resolving the crisis and challenging the international community to work with the Haitian people to restore democracy to Haiti.
www.haitisurf.com /arisitidepres.shtml   (1360 words)

  
 Uhhp.com :: Important dates in Haiti's History: 1957 - 1986   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Franck Sylvain is elected President of Haiti and is later succeeded by an Executive Council of Government composed of thirteen members.
The Duvalieriste Constitution establishing the Presidency for Life is voted by the National Assembly, and Dr. Francois Duvalier becames President for Life of Haiti.
The President and members of the Cabinet visit the commercial and residential areas of the capital to convince the population that they are still in power.
haiti.uhhp.com /important_dates/important_dates14.html   (522 words)

  
 Congresswoman Maxine Waters - California 35th Congressional District - Press Releases   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Denying Haiti access to basic development assistance undermined the ability of the elected government of Haiti to serve the needs of its people and further impoverished a poor population.
The government of Haiti does not have the resources needed to wage a tough and consistent war against drugs, and the President of Haiti begged the United States for assistance to eliminate drug trafficking.
President Aristide called me on Monday morning and told me that Luis G. Moreno, the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince, came to his home in the wee hours of the morning with other diplomats and U.S. Marines.
www.house.gov /waters/pr040304.htm   (1179 words)

  
 Haiti
Haiti, in the West Indies, occupies the western third of the island of Hispaniola, which it shares with the Dominican Republic.
Haiti: History - History Early History to Independence The island of Hispaniola was inhabited by the Arawaks prior...
Haiti: Economy - Economy Agriculture is the principal economic activity in Haiti.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0107612.html   (946 words)

  
 Haiti installs new president - JAMAICAOBSERVER.COM
Haiti's ex-President Jean-Bertrand Aristide and his wife, Mildred, are escorted to a press conference in Bangui, Central African Republic, yesterday.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) - Haiti's interim president took the reigns of his country's shattered government yesterday, as ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide restated his claim to be Haiti's true leader from his faraway African asylum and his supporters shouted demands for his return at the gates of the national palace.
Alexandre did not address Aristide's claim that he is still Haiti's president, made at his first public appearance since he arrived March 1 in Central African Republic, aboard a plane chartered by the US government.
www.jamaicaobserver.com /news/html/20040308T230000-0500_56855_OBS_HAITI_INSTALLS_NEW_PRESIDENT_.asp   (570 words)

  
 Former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark's Statement on Haiti : SF Indymedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
President Aristide consistently refused to leave his people, to resign, to subvert Haitian democracy and constitutional government under enormous pressure from the Bush Administration.
He was under that enormous pressure for months as violence was again threatening his presidency as it did in 1991, nine months into his first term as the first democratically elected president of Haiti, the first and only country in which a successful slave rebellion took place.
President Aristide listed in the final chapter of his autobiography, "The Ten Commandments of Democracy in Haiti," first spoken by him before the General Assembly of the United Nations in September 1991.
sf.indymedia.org /print.php?id=1682295   (872 words)

  
 An Interim President for Haiti Is Sworn In - Global Policy Forum - UN Security Council
An Interim President for Haiti Is Sworn In By Lydia Polgreen and Tim Weiner
Interim President Boniface Alexandre was installed in the National Palace in a brief, awkward ceremony on Monday, as hundreds of supporters of Haiti's exiled president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, marched through the capital, chanting "Aristide or death!"
The United States government estimates that the value of bribes paid in Haiti by cocaine kingpins is nearly three times the government's spending on police, courts and justice, and that nearly a quarter of the Colombian cocaine reaching the United States flows through Haiti — almost 80 tons a year.
www.globalpolicy.org /security/issues/haiti/2004/0309sworn.htm   (1095 words)

  
 Haiti Sanctions and Environment Case
The Issue The President of Haiti (Jean-Bertrand Aristide) was democratically elected on December 16, 1990.
Under the Agreement, President Aristide was to return to Haiti by October 30, 1993, and the leadership of the Haitian police and military were to retire.
On October 14, President Aristide's Minister of Justice was assassinated in Port-au-Prince.(7) *The U.N.S.C. on May 6, 1994 in Resolution 917 tightened sanctions with a general trade embargo and a ban on air traffic.
www.american.edu /projects/mandala/TED/haiti.htm   (3335 words)

  
 NLG - Marjorie Cohn Op-Ed
President Aristide had accepted the proposals of the international community, and had entreated the opposition to agree to the proposed political solution in order to avoid the return to power of the forces who in the past had terrorized the Haitian people.
Moreno told the President that he must give Moreno a letter of resignation and agree to ask no questions about where he would be taken, or the President and his wife would be left at the airport and they would be killed.
President Aristide could sue the United States in the name of Haiti, on the basis of a “dispute” arising from the failure of the U.S. to punish.
www.nlg.org /news/articles/cohn_haiti.htm   (2477 words)

  
 Aljazeera.Net - Haiti's fugitive president speaks out   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Haiti's ex-president has castigated his political opponents for "chopping down the peace tree" in a radio address aired soon after he arrived in the Central African Republic.
He is expected to travel on to exile in South Africa, according to an official from the state protocol department in Bangui.
Meanwhile, US marines were arriving in Haiti in preparation for an international force to restore order.
english.aljazeera.net /NR/exeres/8A86C3B6-C6E9-45DF-9B99-7965A3FCE7E8.htm   (445 words)

  
 Herald Sun: Haiti interim president sworn (archived)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
HAITI'S interim president was solemnly sworn in today, as ousted president Jean-Bertrand Aristide restated his claim from his faraway African asylum to be the country's true leader and his supporters shouted demands for his return at the gates of the National Palace.
Ignoring Aristide's claims to Haiti's leadership, a recently appointed seven-member Council of Sages was interviewing three top candidates for prime minister today, to replace Aristide appointee Yvon Neptune.
Manigat was toppled in one of the 32 coups fomented by Haiti's army, which ousted Aristide in 1991 and was disbanded after 20,000 troops came to Haiti in 1994 to halt an exodus of boat people to Florida and restore democracy.
heraldsun.news.com.au /common/story_page/0,5478,8912819^1702,00.html   (819 words)

  
 Haiti --  Britannica Concise Encyclopedia - The online encyclopedia you can trust!
Haiti gained its independence when the former slaves of the island, led by Toussaint-Louverture in the 1790s and by Jean-Jacques Dessalines in 1804, rebelled against French rule.
Haiti's first free presidential elections, held in 1990, were won by Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
The president of Haiti from 1957 to 1971, François Duvalier was often referred to as “Papa Doc” because he had begun his career as a physician.
www.britannica.com /ebc/article?eu=391747&query=haiti&ct=   (1100 words)

  
 Haiti (02/05)
Although Haiti actively assisted the independence movements of many Latin American countries, the independent nation of former slaves was excluded from the hemisphere's first regional meeting of independent nations, in Panama in 1826, and did not receive U.S. diplomatic recognition until 1862.
In March 1987, a constitution was ratified that provides for an elected, bicameral parliament; an elected president that serves as head of state; and a prime minister, cabinet, ministers, and supreme court appointed by the president with parliament's consent.
Haiti is one of the original members of the United Nations and several of its specialized and related agencies, as well as a member of the Organization of American States (OAS).
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/1982.htm   (6005 words)

  
 An Interim President for Haiti Is Sworn In   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
An Interim President for Haiti Is Sworn In March 9, 2004
ORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, March 8 — Interim President Boniface Alexandre was installed in the National Palace in a brief, awkward ceremony on Monday, as hundreds of supporters of Haiti's exiled president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, marched through the capital, chanting "Aristide or death!"
"Haiti is acting as something of a magnet in the Caribbean for cocaine flows," because drugs flow most easily through failed or weak states, he said.
www.nytimes.com /2004/03/09/international/americas/09HAIT.html?ei=5035&en=bf0461214bcc697e&ex=1165208400&partner=MARKETWATCH&pagewanted=print&position=   (1008 words)

  
 The Militant - February 26, 2001 -- Aristide sworn in as president of Haiti
In 1994 the U.S. government invaded Haiti, ousting the military government and reinstalling Aristide as president.
The only head of state scheduled to be present at the ceremony, Hypolito Mejia, president of the neighboring Dominican Republic, pulled out at the last minute, citing concerns over his safety.
Their counterinaugural installed Gérard Gourgue as president of a "provisional government." Gourgue was minister of justice under the Duvalierist regime of Gen. Henri Namphy, who was appointed to head the government after Duvalier fled the country in February 1986.
www.themilitant.com /2001/6508/650811.html   (849 words)

  
 List of Presidents of Haiti - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This page lists presidents and other heads of state of Haiti.
Between 1806 and 1820 Haiti was divided between the northern State, later Kingdom of Haiti, and the southern Republic of Haiti.
5 Presidents of the Republic of Haiti, 1806-1849
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_Presidents_of_Haiti   (750 words)

  
 Aristide, former president of Haiti, to address persistence of poverty
Born in 1953 in the coastal town of Port-Salut, Haiti, Aristide became a parish priest in Port-au-Prince.
President Aristide first went to Venezuela and then spent two and a half years of exile in Washington D.C. Throughout his exile, he was recognized internationally as the legitimate president of Haiti and continued to direct its affairs.
Following his presidency, Aristide founded the Aristide Foundation for Democracy, which seeks to deepen the roots of Haiti's democracy by opening areas of participation to all Haitians.
www.unc.edu /news/archives/sep97/aristide.html   (743 words)

  
 Haiti Action Committee   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
This alien armed force is in Haiti under the auspices, we are told, of the UN Security Council, two permanent members of which, aided by another northern power, sponsored, organised, controlled the armed kidnapping and overthrow of the lawfully elected President and government of Haiti.
Noriega was the chief architect of the coup d'etat against Haiti's internationally recognized democratically elected President and all 7,000 elected officials of Haiti.
An Prensip: the subordination of the judiciary in Haiti
haitiaction.net   (4445 words)

  
 Former president endorses Haiti's government
Leslie Manigat, who served as president of Haiti for four months in 1988, told BBC Caribbean Service the decision to omit political parties could be a positive move.
The interim government is meant to steer Haiti to legislative elections within eight months—and could remain in power for up to two years.
Haiti in a real sense depends on aid from Washington, remittances from Haitians living in the US and no serious initiatives from a new government that has been basically installed because of US military force is going to survive without continued consultation with the US,
www.hartford-hwp.com /archives/43a/671.html   (616 words)

  
 All Things Considered (NPR): Analysis: Jean-Bertrand Aristide elected president of Haiti amid controversy@ HighBeam ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Analysis: Jean-Bertrand Aristide elected president of Haiti amid controversy
Haitians are celebrating the return to power of former President Jean- Bertrand Aristide.
Official results are not expected for two to three days, but with his opponents boycotting the vote, Aristide is virtually assured to win.
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1P1:37740189&refid=ip_encyclopedia_hf   (186 words)

  
 USCCB - Return to Haiti of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
s President Jean-Bertrand Aristide returns to Haiti to assume the office illegally seized from him three years ago, we pray that the restoration of the elected government will signal a genuine new beginning for justice, peace and reconciliation in that troubled nation.
We renew our constant calls for all factions in Haiti to put aside their differences and to commit the nation to all the responsibilities and restraints of constitutional government.
The many friends of Haiti in this country pray and hope that the people and leaders of that land will build peace, pursue reconciliation, forge true unity and establish justice for all.
www.nccbuscc.org /sdwp/international/rily1094.htm   (291 words)

  
 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > World -- Haiti's interim president urges calm
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HaitiHaiti's interim president took the reins of his country's shattered government Monday as supporters of Jean-Bertrand Aristide demanded the ousted leader's return.
A United Nations team was on its way to Haiti to plan for a multinational force that will deploy there within the next three months, a U.N. spokesman said Monday.
Ignoring Aristide's claims to Haiti's leadership, a recently appointed seven-member Council of Sages was interviewing three top candidates for prime minister Monday, to replace Aristide appointee Yvon Neptune.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/world/20040308-1454-haiti.html   (882 words)

  
 US and France target Haiti's elected president for removal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
A small but heavily-armed rebel force, led by former officers of Haiti’s disbanded national army and the FRAPH death squad, have overrun much of the country during the past three weeks and are now threatening to march on the capital, Port-au-Prince.
Led by members of Haiti’s traditional political and economic elite, including notorious supporters of the Duvalier and Cédras dictatorships, the Democratic Platform has repeatedly rejected any political settlement that would leave Aristide with even a titular role in Haiti’s government.
At the same time, the White House revealed that plans were in place to send to Haiti a three-ship group, headed by the helicopter carrier USS Saipan, with 2,200 marines from the 24th Expeditionary Unit.
www.wsws.org /articles/2004/feb2004/hait-f28.shtml   (1399 words)

  
 Haiti - Dayti, Haïti
Haiti is the western part of the island Hispaniola, which was an important strategic location in the 17th century used by the Spaniards and France.
Today Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere, the country has been plagued by political violence for most of its history.
Constitution of the Republic of Haiti: March 1987.
www.nationsonline.org /oneworld/haiti.htm   (763 words)

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