More Than A Little Priest

A charismatic firebrand, Aristide also proved to be a masterly politician

As deposed President Jean-Bertrand Aristide addressed the Organization of American States in Washington last week, the scene outside was reminiscent of the good old days in Port-au-Prince. Thousands of Haitians sang and danced and demonstrated on his behalf outside the white fortress-like building on Constitution Avenue. The atmosphere was heady, anticipatory. There were drums. "While he is trying to get justice in there, we are with him out here," said a Haitian protester, who waved a long red-and-blue banner that said it all, in simple terms: WE WANT ARISTIDE. In Haitian Creole they have begun to call him Msieu Mirak, or...

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