Haiti agrees to issue passport to Aristide

A January 15, 2010 file photo shows former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide during a press conference in Johannesburg, South Africa. Aristide sent out a letter saying he is ready to come back from six years of South African exile "today, tomorrow, at any time." (AP Photo)

MIAMI, Florida (CMC) — The Miami-based lawyer representing former Haitian president Jean-Bertrand Aristide says the Haitian government has agreed to issue a diplomatic passport to the ousted leader.

Ira Kurzban told reporters that he was notified of Haiti’s decision last week.

He said he sent a letter to Haitian authorities on yesterday requesting that Aristide’s passport be “issued immediately, and that plans for his return commence immediately.

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2 Comments

  1. Realist
    February 2, 2011

    Arestide only sin was that he demanded repatriation from France. If he was that bad he would not be enjoying an almost 80% approval rating from his voters before he left. There has been no allegation of vote rigging or electoral irregularities.

    When they(Canada, France & USA) forcibly removed him, did the country get better? On the contrary the country suffered a disaster which placed it 100 years behind time. Is that some divine retribution?

  2. the doc
    February 1, 2011

    Aristide should remain in exile, he has tried and failed to bring peace and prosperity to Haiti, his return will further destabilize this troubled country.

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