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2004-03-03

EXCLUSIVE: Haitian Consul General Says Aristide Still President

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In a Democracy Now! exclusive, Consul General of the Haitian government in New York Harry Fouche recognizes the Aristide government as legitimate saying Jean Bertrand Aristide is still president of Haiti and Yvon Neptune is still his prime minister.

  • Harry Fouche, Consul General of the Haitian government in New York.

EXCERPT OF TRANSCRIPT:

Amy Goodman: Harry Fouche, as the Consul General of the Haitian government in New York, do you still recognize the authority of President Jean Bertrand Aristide?

Harry Fouche: Well, let me put it you to this way–Yvon Neptune is still the prime minister. Yvon Neptune was chosen by President Aristide.

Amy Goodman: Does that mean that Jean Bertrand Aristide is the President?

Harry Fouche: Yes, for practical purposes.

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Amy Goodman: Let me end with Harry Fouche, the Consul General of Haiti in New York. Are you afraid for your country?

Harry Fouche: Well certainly. Everything that you have heard described, you know, brings fear to us, and also brings terror to the country, so we are hoping common sense and a sense of justice and a sense of fairness will prevail, so actions will be taken quickly to remove these sinister characters from positions of–that they are occupying now, where they are terrorizing the country.

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