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29/02/04

Remarks by the President on Haiti

Whitehouse.gov (press release) – USA
He has left his country. The Constitution of Haiti is working. There is an interim President, as per the Constitution, in place.…
www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2004/02/20040229.html

REUTERS World News Highlights 1900 GMT Feb 29
Forbes – USA
… President George W. Bush ordered the deployment of US Marines to Haiti … until Wednesday the signing of an interim constitution after lawmakers missed a February…
www.forbes.com/business/newswire/2004/02/29/rtr1280341.html

Aristide Flees Haiti; Judge Claims Power:
Haiti's beleaguered President Jean-Bertrand Aristide resigned and flew into exile Sunday. Gunfire crackled throughout the capital as it fell into chaos, and the United States said international peacekeepers ˜ including Americans ˜ would be deployed soon.
tinyurl.com/3ytv2

ARISTIDE Leaves Haiti
WAVE – Louisville, KY, USA
(PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, February 29th, 2004, 7:50 am) — President Jean-Bertrand Aristide left Haiti on Sunday, bowing to pressure from a rebellion at home and…
www.wave3.com/Global/story.asp?S=1676296&nav=0RZFLAeS

Q&A: Crisis in Haiti
BBC News – London, England, UK
… in 2000 and flared as Haiti celebrated 200 years of independence. The political opposition feared Mr Aristide would rig legislative elections due in 2004 and…
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3378671.stm

ARISTIDE flees Haiti
Toronto Star – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
… or any request from the Haitian government," although he would not rule out the possibility of accepting Haiti's … His term did not expire until February 2006.…
www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename
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LEE urges Bush to send troops to Haiti
Tri-Valley Herald – Pleasanton, CA, USA
… United States. But the civil unrest and insurrection have reached the crisis point in Haiti, she said. Lee and Rep. John Conyers…
www.trivalleyherald.com/Stories/0,1413,86~10669~1987744,00.html

U.S. Marines to Go to Haiti to Keep Order:
The State Department announced on Sunday that U.S. Marines were being sent to Haiti to help keep order in the chaotic Caribbean nation and said other countries also will join an international force.
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=4462619

Hands-off policy toward Haiti is simply wrong:
By refusing President Jean-Bertrand Aristide's pleas for international help, the Bush administration has made it clear it is siding with a group of rebels.
www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/8067873.htm

HAITI'S capital in chaos as rebels close in; marines may be
CBC News – Canada
… president in Haiti's 200-year history of military and civilian dictatorships
said his departure would irreparably hurt democracy. His term ends in
February 2006…
www.cbc.ca/cp/world/040228/w022862.html

HAITI: REBEL LEADER HOLDS BACK FORCES
New York Post - New York, NY, USA
February 29, 2004 -- CAP-HAITIEN, Haiti - As Haiti's president appealed for a halt to thieving and violence, rebel leader Guy Philippe said yesterday he will ...
http://www.nypost.com/news/worldnews/19302.htm

US steps up pressure on Aristide
Jamaica Observer - Jamaica
... Food prices have multiplied in the capital since the popular uprising erupted February 5 ... The rebels have gathered hundreds of volunteers as they chased Haiti's ...
http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/html/20040229T030000-
0500_56424_OBS_US_STEPS_UP_PRESSURE_ON_ARISTIDE.asp

REBELS take key town, close in on Haiti capital
New Zealand Herald - Auckland, New Zealand
... Haitian National Police dispatched officers to Les Cayes, Haiti's third-largest city, to ... as part of efforts to end the rebellion, which erupted on February 5 ...
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/storydisplay.cfm?storyID=
3551935&thesection=news&thesubsection=world


A race against time
Jamaica Observer - Jamaica
... the kind that might apply in any of the democracies of the Anglophone Caribbean, arguing that what was happening in Haiti was an internal matter. On February 26 ...
http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/columns/html/20040229
T020000-0500_56388_OBS_A_RACE_AGAINST_TIME.asp

THE US Can End the Killing it Started in Haiti
Dissident Voice – Santa Rosa, CA, United States
… 184 leader] André Apaid is attempting to instigate a bloodbath in Haiti … protestors against President Aristide and his government," said Waters, on February 11…
www.dissidentvoice.org/Feb04/Ford-Gamble0228.htm

REBELS take key town, close in on Haiti capital
New Zealand Herald – Auckland, New Zealand
… Haitian National Police dispatched officers to Les Cayes, Haiti's third-largest city, to … as part of efforts to end the rebellion, which erupted on February 5…
www.nzherald.co.nz/storydisplay.cfm?storyID=3551935&thesection=news&thesubsection=world

TOP Rebel Delays Attack on Haiti's Capital
The Missoulian – Missoula, MT, USA
… But Aristide, Haiti's first democratically elected president, has held fast in his refusal to leave office until his term expires in February 2006 _ defying…
www.missoulian.com/articles/2004/02/28/ap/Headlines/d810m6p00.txt

REBELS threaten Haiti's capital; US questions Aristide's ability
CBC News – Canada
… to telling Aristide he should bow out before his term expires in February … Philippe, an army officer who was Aristide's assistant police chief for north Haiti.…
www.cbc.ca/cp/world/040227/w022754.html

TERRORISED Haiti awaits final clash
The Sunday Times (subscription) – UK
… Since the uprising began on February 5, his forces have … They are weary and wary, too, of this insurrection … the tiny British territory 90 miles northeast of Haiti…
www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2089-1019781,00.html

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