Haiti Topics

Democracy Now! reports on the latest developments in Haiti, and former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide’s historic journey home after seven years in exile in South Africa.

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  • We hear an excerpt of MIT professor Noam Chomsky speaking days before President Aristide was flown to the Central African Republic about the first coup against Aristide in the early 1990s. [includes transcript]
    March 17, 2004 | Story
  • Democracy Now!’s Amy Goodman talks with Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide aboard his flight from the Central African Republic to Jamaica. He landed in Kingston on Monday defying the Bush administration and the U.S.-installed Haitian government.
    March 16, 2004 | Story
  • In a broadcast exclusive, Democracy Now! Aristide goes on camera for the first time to charge the U.S. kidnapped him and overthrew his government. We also broadcast the first interview of his bodyguard Franz Gabriel.
    March 16, 2004 | Story
  • Rep. Maxine Waters, Randall Robinson, lawyer Ira Kurzban, and Jamaican envoy Sharon Hay-Webster talk with Democracy Now! about the return of Aristide and the reaction from the U.S. and Haiti.
    March 16, 2004 | Story
  • Highlights from Amy Goodman’s exclusive televised interview with Haitian President Aristide while he flew back to the Caribbean. Part 2 will air on Wednesday’s Democracy Now!
    March 16, 2004 | Story
  • Kingston, JAMAICA (March 15)—Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman reports that Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide has arrived in the Caribbean nation of Jamaica. Moments after his plane touched down at Norman Manley International Airport at approximately 2:20 pm EST, Aristide and his wife Mildred were escorted to a helicopter, which transported them to an undisclosed location on the island nation.

    The Jamaican emissary that traveled with...

    March 15, 2004 | Story
  • BARBADOS (March 15)—Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide has just touched down in the Caribbean nation of Barbados, as he makes his way toward Jamaica. Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman is with Aristide, his Haitian-American wife Mildred, and the delegation of US and Jamaican officials that is accompanying the Aristides to Jamaica, which has offered to temporarily host them. Goodman is one of only two journalists traveling with...
    March 12, 2004 | Story
  • Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman is with Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide and his wife Mildred as they makes their historic return to the Caribbean. Aristide has been accompanied by a delegation led by US and Jamaican lawmakers. The delegation includes Rep. Maxine Waters, TransAfrica founder and close friend of the Aristides, Randall Robinson, Sharon Hay-Webster, an emissary of the Jamaican prime minister, as well as Aristide’s...
    March 12, 2004 | Story
  • Just back from the Central African Republic, Kim Ives, an editor of the Haitian newspaper Haiti-Progres, discusses the events surrounding President Aristide’s overthrow. Ives spoke with Aristide in his native Creole and was able to piece together what is probably the most comprehensive picture of what Aristide says happened to him and his wife the morning they were forced out of Haiti. [includes transcript]
    March 11, 2004 | Story
  • We speak with Ira Kurzban, lawyer for the Haitian government. Today, he is invoking the Multilateral Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Crimes Against Internationally Protected Persons against the US government. He serves Secretary of State Gen. Colin Powell with papers asking that the U.S. prosecute the people involved in what they call the kidnapping of President Aristide and his wife Mildred, who is a U.S. citizen. [includes...
    March 09, 2004 | Story