The Once and Current President

Dissed by the U.S., Haiti's leader insists he's still a hero

The U.S. and Europe are accusing you of despotism and have frozen half a billion dollars in desperately needed aid for your basket case of a nation. George W. Bush is mailing private letters demanding your "personal commitment" to shape up. The last thing you need is your supporters chasing your opponents into hiding and threatening to "turn their skulls into inkwells."

But that's exactly what Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide has on his hands these days. In office for only three months, he insists he is trying to reform the nation; but political violence has left several people shot and a...

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