Milestones: 10 Years Ago In Time

A decade ago, Jean-Bertrand Aristide returned from exile to become President of HAITI. Despite the backing of the U.S., his chances for success were by no means assured, as this TIME cover suggested.

Even his friends await Aristide's homecoming with mixed emotions. Aristide took a dim view of U.S. interference in the hemisphere: many of his sermons attacked the U.S. government--though never, as he liked to point out, "the American people." After hearing so much from him about the evils of U.S. policy, it is hard for his disciples to understand why he would agree to return hand in hand with...

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