[News] Arisitide Says He Wants to Return to Haiti to Help Rebuild the Country

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<http://www.democracynow.org/>January 15, 2010


Exiled in South Africa, Arisitide Says He Wants to Return to Haiti to 
"Help Rebuild the Country, Moving from Misery to Poverty with Dignity"

http://www.democracynow.org/2010/1/15/exiled_in_south_africa_arisitide_says

Ousted Haitian President Jean Bertrand Aristide spoke out yesterday 
from exile in South Africa. "We feel deeply and profoundly that we 
should be there, in Haiti, with them, trying our best to prevent 
death," Aristide said. "As far as we are concerned, we are ready to 
leave today, tomorrow, at any time, to join the people of Haiti, to 
share in their suffering, help rebuild the country, moving from 
misery to poverty with dignity." [includes rush transcript]

AMY GOODMAN: Ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide spoke out 
yesterday from exile in South Africa. He was standing with his wife, 
the former First Lady Mildred Aristide. President Aristide said he 
wants to return to Haiti.

JEAN-BERTRAND ARISTIDE: As we all know, many people remain buried 
under tons of rubble and debris, waiting to be rescued. When we think 
of their suffering, we feel deeply and profoundly that we should be 
there, in Haiti, with them, trying our best to prevent death. As far 
as we are concerned, we are ready to leave today, tomorrow, at any 
time, to join the people of Haiti, to share in their suffering, help 
rebuild the country, moving from misery to poverty with dignity.
The spirit of Ubuntu, that once led Haiti to emerge as the first 
independent black nation in 1804, helped Venezuela, Colombia and 
Ecuador attain liberty, and inspired our forefathers to shed their 
blood for the United States' independence, cannot die. Today, this 
spirit of solidarity must and will empower all of us to rebuild Haiti.

AMY GOODMAN: President Aristide wants to return to Haiti.





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