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Jay Currie

One Damn Thing After Another

3/02/2004

Aristide: a pillar of democracy ousted

Damian Penny points to the Human Rights Watch summary of Aristide's so called democratic election.
Police and government passivity in the face of intimidation and violence by supporters of the Fanmi Lavalas party raised serious human rights concerns. Fanmi Lavalas, the party of former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide, employed fraud to boost its electoral gains and win near total control over the parliament that was sworn in on August 28.
. Go read the whole thing before lamenting the passing of Aristide. Much less wondering if there was anything Canad could do to keep the murderous bastard in power.