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Exiled Haitian Departs for Jamaica Over U.S. Protest

Deposed Haitian president Jean-Bertrand Aristide on Monday left this landlocked African nation where he has been marooned since his ouster last month and headed for Jamaica accompanied by a U.S. lawmaker and other supporters. After a farewell to the nation’s president, Francois Bozize, Aristide arrived at the Bangui airport at about 2 a.m. Monday and said he was “very happy” to be going to Jamaica, where he was invited by the prime minister for an extended stay. Accompanied by his wife, Mildred Trouillot, Aristide then boarded a chartered jet, accompanied by Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) and Randall Robinson, founder of the humanitarian organization TransAfrica, along with a Jamaican legislator and Aristide’s attorney, who landed here Sunday to collect Aristide and fly him to Jamaica. The mission was initially delayed pending permission from Bozize to leave the country. Delegation members had speculated that Bozize wanted Aristide to take part in a commemoration on Monday to mark the first anniversary of the coup here that brought him to power. Full Story

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