Waiting for Aristide

Rodman, Selden
July 1993
National Review;7/5/1993, Vol. 45 Issue 13, p24
The article argues against the return of elected President Jean-Bertrand Aristide of Haiti, who was ousted by the military in September 1991. It also criticizes the U.S. government for continuing its economic embargo under the leadership of military-backed Marc Bazin, former finance minister and World Bank official. While the U.S. scoffed of Bazin's military-backed leadership, in a way that suggest a support for Aristide's return to Haiti, it is also sending a message that the former populist priest-turned president had no role in Haiti's plunged into economic oblivion. Such message is inimical to the U.S. itself and to the people of the island-nation who do not not want anything to do with the ousted president.


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