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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-17-04 10:23 AM
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Aristide backers locked out of new government
Edited on Wed Mar-17-04 11:17 AM by seemslikeadream



Posted 3/17/2004 8:23 AM Updated 3/17/2004 11:12 AM

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) Haitian politicians complained a new U.S.-backed government to be sworn in Wednesday is partisan and risks further polarizing a population divided between enemies and supporters of ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
French peacekeepers, meanwhile, set up roadblocks to start a risky disarmament campaign in the Cite Soleil seaside slum, an Aristide stronghold. They hope to succeed where U.S. troops failed a decade ago to persuade residents to surrender weapons.

Opposition politician Mischa Gaillard asked Wednesday why no members of his Convergence coalition of political parties and civic groups was in the new Cabinet.

"You cannot call this a government of national unity," Gaillard said on Radio Vision 2000.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2004-03-17-haiti_x.h...
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peacetalksforall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-17-04 10:30 AM
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1. This history is being written this way...
Aristede represented the little people more than the rich. The rich took him out and the rich are supporting former Duvalier supporters some of whom are criminals and murderers. France and the Dominican Republic supported the rich Bush admin and their right wing, possibly rich, Cuban-American operatives.
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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-17-04 11:03 AM
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2. New Haitian Cabinet draws complaints across the political divide
Edited on Wed Mar-17-04 11:18 AM by seemslikeadream





IAN JAMES, Associated Press Writer
Wednesday, March 17, 2004


(03-17) 08:05 PST PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) --

Haitian politicians complained a new U.S.-backed government to be sworn in Wednesday is partisan and risks further polarizing a population divided between enemies and supporters of ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.

French peacekeepers, meanwhile, set up roadblocks to start a risky disarmament campaign in the Cite Soleil seaside slum, an Aristide stronghold. They hope to succeed where U.S. troops failed a decade ago to persuade residents to surrender weapons.

Opposition politician Mischa Gaillard asked Wednesday why no members of his Convergence coalition of political parties and civic groups was in the new Cabinet.

"You cannot call this a government of national unity," Gaillard said on Radio Vision 2000.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/news/archi... ...
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ConcernedCanuk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-17-04 12:08 PM
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3. Hmmmm - wonder what's going to happen when our Canuk dudes
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get down there . .

Wonder if the US will try to tell the Canuks what to "see" and "not see" ?

It'll bear watching methinks . .

. hmmmm . .
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tlcandie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-17-04 01:17 PM
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4. But wait .. there are some here who would have you think that
all of this is good news for Haiti because it will be better for the people that Aristide oppressed!!

Guess that ship is sunk :think:
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