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Tuesday, May 10, 2005

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  • National Broadcast Exclusive: Ousted Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide Speaks From Exile

    Aristide

    In a Democracy Now national broadcast exclusive, we spend the hour with ousted Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. Fourteen months ago, Aristide was flown to the Central African Republic in what he called a modern-day kidnapping in the service of a coup d’etat backed by the United States. Two weeks after his ouster, he defied Washington and returned to the Caribbean accompanied by a delegation of U.S. and Jamaican lawmakers. Aristide was eventually granted asylum in South Africa, where he now lives.

    In the first extended interview in this country since his exile, we speak with President Aristide about the ailing ousted Prime Minister Yvon Neptune, whether he will return to Haiti, the continuation of the "black holocaust" and much more. [includes rush transcript]