President Aristide Flees Haiti

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People in Haiti awoke this morning to learn that President Jean Bertrand Aristide had left the country for the Central African Republic, and that an interim government led by former Chief Justice Boniface Alexandre had taken power. A growing contingent of US Marines in Haiti being joined by French and Canadian troops, as an international peacekeeping force begins to take shape. Although the US insists that he resigned of his own accord, friends and supporters of President Aristide quote him as saying he was kidnapped by American soldiers. What will it take to keep order? How long will American troops be on the ground? We update the latest upheaval in the Western Hemisphere-s most impoverished country with reporters in Port-au-Prince, at the UN and the Pentagon, a former US special envoy to Haiti and House representatives Maxine Waters and Mark Foley.
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