Here’s the NYT story:
Despite warnings from President Obama that his return could cause yet another tumultuous political development here, the Rev. Jean-Bertrand
Aristide, the twice exiled former president of Haiti, was preparing to leave his adopted home in South Africa on Thursday to go back to Haiti.
And here is a piece by Kim Ives, with whom I visited Haiti eleven times:
The arrogance of Washington’s renewed efforts to thwart former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide’s return to Haiti from a seven-year exile in South Africa is mind-boggling.
During the 29 February 2004 coup d’état, in the middle of the night, a US Navy Seal team, under the direction of American deputy ambassador Luis Moreno, kidnapped President Aristide and his wife Mildred from their home in Tabarre and flew them, under guard in an unmarked US jet, into a first stint of exile in the Central African Republic. Since then, tens of thousands from all over Haiti have taken to the streets several times each year to demand his return.