On a tarmac seven years ago in the Central African Republic, exiled Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide invoked the name of Toussaint L'Ouverture, the slave general who led the Haitian revolution.
Snubbing the United States, former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide returned home from exile Friday, just ahead of a critical runoff election.
After seven years in exile, former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide will be back in his homeland Friday, two days ahead of a highly anticipated election, his U.S. attorney said.
A lawyer for former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide scoffed Monday at a U.S. government warning that his client's planned return to Haiti from South Africa could disrupt elections scheduled for Sunday.
Former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide will end his exile and return to Haiti within the next week or so, ahead of the country's elections, his lawyer told CNN Saturday.
A lawyer for Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the former Haitian leader living in exile in South Africa, on Saturday pressed the government his client once led to show it is actively taking steps to bring him home.
Jean-Bertrand Aristide, Haiti's first democratically elected president, who has been living in exile in South Africa for seven years, has been issued a new passport to return home, the Haitian interior minister said Wednesday.
A Swiss law that took effect Tuesday blocked millions of dollars held in bank accounts belonging to former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier, who made a stunning return to his homeland last month.
On the heels of an exiled despot's arrival in Port-au-Prince, former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide says he is ready to return to help his troubled homeland, an idea welcomed by some and reviled by others who fear a deepening crisis.
Haiti's former leader was charged with several crimes but it's not clear what those charges are. John Zarrella reports.
The return to Haiti this week of Jean-Claude Duvalier, the scion of a family dictatorship that misruled that Caribbean nation for 29 years, is a sharp reminder of how impunity remains a significant stumbling block as Haitians try to construct a more just and equitable society.
Boby Duval, who was imprisoned in Haiti under "Baby Doc" Duvalier's dictatorship, shares his story with Anderson Cooper.
Already hamstrung by generations of poverty, environmental catastrophe and strongman rule, Haiti will need years to recover from the devastation inflicted by last week's earthquake, according to U.S. and Canadian analysts.
U.S. Marine helicopters land outside Haiti's presidential palace with supplies.
Exiled Haitian president Jean-Bertrand Aristide has announced that he is ready to return home to help rebuild his earthquake-shattered country.
Jean-Bertrand Aristide The former Haitian president, exiled in South Africa since 2004, said Friday that he is ready to return to his native country. The Telegraph reports that Aristide called reporters to a hotel near Johannesburg's international airport and said, "As far as we are concerned, we are ready to leave today, tomorrow, at any time to join the people of Haiti, to share in their suffering, help rebuild the country, moving from misery to poverty with dignity."
A man once convicted of heading up a ruthless Haitian death squad that is blamed for raping and killing political rivals has been convicted of carrying out a mortgage fraud scheme in the United States.
A once-feared Haitian paramilitary leader has been convicted in a New York mortgage fraud scheme to cheat lenders out of $1.7 million
The street demonstrations that swept through Port-au-Prince have in turn swept out a government. But what is there to take its place?
Haitians protest outside the presidential palace over soaring food prices.
Former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, ousted from power in 2004 and living in South Africa, said Tuesday he wants to return to Haiti as soon as possible -- but would not take any political post.
Crowds of supporters celebrated in the streets of Haiti's capital Thursday after the country's electoral council declared former President Rene Preval the winner of last week's presidential election.
Thousands of Haitians took to the streets of Port au-Prince for a second day of protests Sunday over electoral results that showed former President Rene Preval falling just short of the margin needed to avoid a runoff after last week's presidential vote.
Under the close watch of thousands of police and U.N. peacekeepers, Haitians flocked to -- and at times, overwhelmed -- polling places to cast ballots for the first time in six years for president and members of parliament.
Haiti's electoral board on Friday again postponed the country's first elections since President Jean-Bertrand Aristide was ousted in a rebellion almost two years ago.
More than 350 detainees escaped from Haiti's largest prison Saturday afternoon, after armed masked men in two vans broke through barricades and attacked the facility, according to police and eyewitness reports.
Gunshots were exchanged Wednesday outside Haiti's presidential palace in Port-au-Prince as U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell held meetings there, U.S. State Department officials said.
Rights group Amnesty International on Thursday condemned what it said were summary executions by police, serious human rights abuses and an alarming number of illegal detentions in Haiti.
Former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide has arrived in South Africa to a red-carpet welcome, greeted by the country's President Thabo Mbeki and diplomatic representatives of several other African nations.
South Africa's main opposition party has called the decision to grant Haiti's ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide temporary asylum a "mistake" and questioned the cost to South African taxpayers.
U.S. federal agents have arrested Haiti's former national police chief in Miami, as part of the Drug Enforcement Administration's ongoing investigation into drug trafficking in the Caribbean nation, according to a DEA spokesman and court documents.
Deposed Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide has been given permission to stay in South Africa until the situation in his own volatile country returns to stability.
Haiti's new government has underscored its commitment to justice. "The fight against impunity will be a top priority for us," said interim Justice Minister Bernard Gousse when I met him a few weeks ago. "We're planning to investigate human rights abuses, killings, and the pilfering of the state treasury."
After a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, the leader of Haiti's interim government said Monday that general elections will be held next year to set up a new democracy.
U.S. Ambassador James Foley on Monday passed the word to Provisional Prime Minister Gerard LaTortue that his superiors in the Bush administration were not happy about language used by the head of Haiti's new government. LaTortue refers to his country's rebels as "freedom fighters."
Haiti's interim government Monday recalled its ambassador to Jamaica, shortly before ousted Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide arrived there, the Haitian prime minister's office said.
Haiti is the Western Hemisphere's poorest country. But with the departure of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, it is becoming clear how much money both he and his chief foe, the Bush Administration, spent not on alleviating that poverty but on politicking against each other.
Former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide left the Central African Republic early Monday, presumably for Jamaica.
When Sen. John Kerry was interviewed on foreign policy in Houston last Friday by New York Times reporters, he made news by declaring that as president he "would have been prepared to send troops immediately" to save Jean-Bertrand Aristide as president of Haiti.
Former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide is to travel to Jamaica early next week, Jamaican Prime Minister P.J. Patterson has said.
Haiti's newly designated prime minister said Wednesday that the nation's army was disbanded unconstitutionally by now-exiled President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, and he will appoint a commission to examine its re-establishment.
Haiti's new prime minister, Gerard Latortue, says he was not picked by the United States to run the embattled nation.
Ousted Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide remained for a fourth day Friday in a gilded cage in this dilapidated capital city, unable to communicate with the outside world, his spokesman said in a telephone interview from Paris.
Jean-Bertrand Aristide, president of Haiti until Sunday, has ceded power. Pressed to resign by the U.S. and French governments, and facing a threatened rebel assault on Port-au-Prince, Aristide was flown out of the country early Sunday morning.
Supporters of Haitian rebel leader Guy Philippe burned paintings from the country's former army headquarters as Philippe declared himself the country's new police chief and threatened to arrest Prime Minister Yvon Neptune.
Political turmoil continued in Haiti late Wednesday as Prime Minister Yvon Neptune declared a state of emergency and announced the formation of a commission to oversee security in the turbulent nation.
Supporters of Haitian rebel leader Guy Philippe burned paintings from the country's former army headquarters Tuesday as Philippe declared himself the country's new police chief and threatened to arrest Prime Minister Yvon Neptune.
Ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide says he was forced out of Haiti in a "real coup d'etat" led by the United States, in what he called a "modern way to have a modern kidnapping."
From the Wolf Blitzer Reports staff in Washington:
As part of a U.N. multinational peacekeeping force, U.S. Marines are helping secure the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince on Monday, a day after President Jean-Bertrand Aristide's resignation and departure.
Greeted by hundreds of cheering supporters, heavily armed Haitian rebels drove into Port-au-Prince on Monday, entering the headquarters of the national police, the stronghold of supporters of former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
Hundreds of U.S. Marines are in Haiti securing key points in the capital, Port-au-Prince, after President Jean-Bertrand Aristide resigned and fled the country.
A source provided CNN with this translation of former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide's letter of resignation:
Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel of New York said Sunday the United States is just as responsible for President Jean-Bertrand Aristide's ouster as the rebels who forced him from office.
The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Sunday night to send a multinational peacekeeping force to Haiti for up to three months.
Port-au-Prince is in chaos as armed rebels, demanding the resignation of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, claim they have surrounded the capital. As armed thugs roam the streets, Aristide remains in the city and insists he will not step down.
The White House accused Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide of orchestrating the violence that has gripped the capital, Port-au-Prince, for days.
As rebel-fueled turmoil continues to wrack Haiti, U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell is calling upon embattled President Jean-Bertrand Aristide to do what's best for his people.
With rebels claiming to have surrounded the Haitian capital -- where President Jean-Bertrand Aristide was holed up and vowing to stay -- armed gangs have taken to the streets, leaving deaths, looting and fires in their wake.
While the Caribbean Community warned of that a humanitarian crisis and "sheer anarchy and chaos" are imminent in Haiti, embattled Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide vowed to remain in office amid a growing revolt and calls for him to step down.
The United Nations Security Council is to hold an urgent meeting to discuss the turmoil in Haiti as the U.S. Coast Guard begins intercepting refugee boats.
Caribbean countries called on the United Nations Thursday to dispatch a multinational force to restore order in Haiti, with Jamaica's foreign minister warning that a humanitarian crisis and "sheer anarchy and chaos" are imminent.
Opposition leaders in Haiti have delayed a decision on whether to back a U.S.-supported peace plan for Haiti, and are to meet Wednesday to draw up a counterproposal.
A team of 50 Marines arrived in the Haitian capital Monday to help protect the U.S. Embassy and its staff against possible rebel attack.
Haiti's government sent reinforcements to Cap Haitien after rebels seeking to oust President Jean-Bertrand Aristide moved into the country's second-largest city Sunday, storming police headquarters and freeing prisoners.
President Jean-Bertrand Aristide said Saturday that he has accepted all conditions of a peace plan presented to him by an international delegation, but opposition leaders appeared unwavering in their refusal to go along with any such deal.
The White House said Friday it is "actively engaged" in the effort to peacefully resolve the political crisis in Haiti and called on President Jean-Bertrand Aristide to honor past commitments to give opposition movements a greater voice in the government.
A multinational team including delegates from the United States, France and other governments is expected Saturday in Haiti in an effort to end a bloody rebellion against President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
A multinational team will travel to Haiti Saturday to discuss a plan to calm the turbulence there, a senior State Department official announced Thursday as Americans were urged to leave Haiti as soon as possible.
Police and armed supporters of embattled Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide manned barricades in Cap Haitien Wednesday, fearing rebels who have taken over other towns were headed their way.
An uprising in Haiti has intensified with rebels killing the police chief and two of his bodyguards in the town of Hinche before driving the rest of the police force from the town, local radio reports said.
International concern is growing about a rebel bid in Haiti to oust President Jean-Bertrand Aristide that has left more than 50 people dead.
With Haiti wracked by civil unrest, the United States urged Americans Tuesday to leave the country "if they can do so safely."
Police regained control of the port city of St. Marc, one of at least six towns seized by armed opponents of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, witnesses and wire service reports said late Monday.
At least five people were killed and 20 wounded when a group opposed to Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide took over one of the country's largest cities Thursday, an opposition leader said.
Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide returned to Port-au-Prince Saturday night after a daylong meeting with international leaders in an effort to resolve Haiti's latest political crisis.
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