Friday, February 11, 2011

Haiti Braces for Return of Jean-Bertrand Aristide

Haiti has issued a diplomatic passport to former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide, in effect ending his seven-year exile in South Africa.

His lawyer, Ira Kurzban, said he had collected Aristide's new passport in Port-au-Prince. "He's going to try to return as soon as he can," Kurzban said.

Aristide has asked the government to provide him with the security constitutionally promised to a former president.

Asked last month whether he was ready to return, Aristide said he would come back "today, tomorrow, at any time".'


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