Aristide’s back in Haiti
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Former Haitian president Jean-Bertrand Aristide returned home today seven years after he was forced into exile.
A small crowd of journalists, dignitaries, airport workers and former members of his security team mobbed the former Roman Catholic priest, as he descended the steps of the small plane that brought him from South Africa where he had been living in exile since he was forced out of office in 2004.
Aristide waved and blew a kiss to the crowd, but made no statement before entering a VIP lounge inside the airport terminal.
His wife, Mildred, wept. (CMC)