I Am President of Haiti

After addressing the OAS last week, deposed Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide met for 45 minutes in his Washington hotel suite with TIME's Amy Wilentz, author of The Rainy Season: Haiti Since Duvalier. Excerpts from the interview:

Q. Do you believe you will be reinstated as President of Haiti?

A. I have no doubt that, even in exile, I am President of Haiti, and that I will be reinstalled in my rightful place, rightful because that is where the Haitian people want me to be -- that is where they voted me to be . . . and the world community is...

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