Thursday, January 05, 2006


Jean-Bertrand Aristide: Man of the People?

Irrespective of which side you may be on regarding the issue of the removal of Jean-Bertrand Aristide from power in Haiti, it is becoming increasingly apparent that he was not all that “saintly” a leader as his supporters claim. According to two lawsuits filed recently in U.S. Courts, some US telecom firms struck secret deals with Aristide and his associates while he was Prime Minister to pay Haiti low-cost fees while providing the Haitian leader with hundreds of thousands of dollars in kickbacks.

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