Aristide On America's role, Haiti's future: REMEMBRANCE, NOT VENGEANCE

America's role and Haiti's future REMEMBRANCE, NOT VENGEANCE

Two days after addressing the United Nations General Assembly last week, Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide sat down in his New York hotel room with TIME's Amy Wilentz, author of The Rainy Season: Haiti Since Duvalier. In his first interview in print since the U.S. went into Haiti, the returning leader talked candidly about Haitian justice, the U.S. role in his country and his hopes for the future.

TIME: How would you evaluate the U.S. presence so far?

Aristide: The focal point of the entire operation is the disarmament of the Haitian paramilitary and the neutralization and reformation of the Haitian army....

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