President Jean-Bertrand Aristide Interview 2005
A Look Back at the U.S. Role in the Overthrow of Aristide
On February 28, 2004, the democratically-elected government of Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide was overthrown in what he called a modern-day kidnapping in the service of a coup d’etat backed by the United States. We go back and take a look at the events surrounding the coup and we look at the chaos and bloodshed that have gripped the country over the past year. Includes exclusive interviews with Aristide and his bodyguard Franz Gabriel, who describes the events surrounding Aristide’s ouster.
Interviewed by Amy Goodman
Originally broadcast on 2/28/2005