Haiti's former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide during a an election campaign meeting in Port-au-Prince (AP)

He was hailed as a savior, a messiah and a champion of the poor who would deliver Haiti from those who wish to harm her. 

But Jean Bertrand Aristide went from leading a populist movement to being the first democratically elected president in Haiti to now living a life in near anonymity at his home in Tabarre, a Port-au-Prince suburb. 

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Garry Pierre-Pierre

Garry Pierre-Pierre is a Pulitzer-prize winning, multimedia and entrepreneurial journalist. In 1999, he left the New York Times to launch the Haitian Times, a New York-based English-language publication serving the Haitian Diaspora. He is also the co-founder of the City University Graduate School of Journalism‘s Center for Community and Ethnic Media and a senior producer at CUNY TV.