Friday, March 18, 2011

Aristide Returns to Haiti

Jean-Bertrand Aristide has returned to Haiti, two days before the presidential election (which excluded members of the Lavalas party). From the LA Times:
Aristide left Johannesburg late Thursday, accompanied by his wife, two daughters, actor Danny Glover and the former leader's Miami-based lawyer. Soon after landing, Aristide delivered philosophical remarks in five languages in which he spoke of his love for Haiti and repeatedly denounced what he called the problem of "exclusion."
"Today may the Haitian people mark the end of exile and coup d'etat, while peacefully we must move from social exclusion to social inclusion," Aristide told reporters.
No matter what you might think about Aristide, his return is definitely a step forward compared to the return of 'Baby Doc' Jean-Claude Duvalier last January.

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