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Lets also remember that in the case of Haiti we are dealing with a country where leaders who are popular among the poor have a tendency to be overthrown by internal and external foes:

Jean-Bertrand Aristide - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Aristide was the second elected leader of Haiti and was popular among its poor inhabitants. He was overthrown twice, first in a military coup d'état in September, 1991, and subsequently in a February 2004 rebellion in which former soldiers prominently participated. After being deposed a second time he maintained from exile in South Africa that he was still the legal and legitimate president and that United States forces had kidnapped him.


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by A swedish kind of death on Fri Apr 18th, 2008 at 07:02:03 AM EST
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death, have you seen the movie Agronomist?
An interesting film, that I think you might learn from-especially the view of another side of Aristide.

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by Ronald Rutherford (rdrradio1 -at- msn -dot- com) on Fri Apr 18th, 2008 at 01:15:11 PM EST
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No, I have not.

If it turns out Aristide is also a bastard, I am in no way surprised. Presidents usually are, or they would not have come that far.

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by A swedish kind of death on Sat Apr 19th, 2008 at 06:45:13 AM EST
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