Haiti: An Island Full of Fugitives

The man sitting in the dark seems painfully thin, but he has gained 25 lbs. since Haitian police detained him for nine days last March. They stomped on his back, beat him with batons, kicked him with their boots. He survived on a liquid diet: the urine of his captors. He now lives on the run in Port-au- Prince, hiding with friends and begging for food.

Johnson Aristide, a 25-year-old activist from Les Cayes, is no relation to the exiled President, but he is one of thousands living in marronage, or internal exile. While the world watches a flood of boat...

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