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Aristide remains popular, yet controversial figure in Haiti
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Aristide remains popular, yet controversial figure in Haiti

“If you ask someone in the elite class or the non-nationalist middle class questions about (Aristide) they will sell you him as the root of all our problems. During his presidency, things were better.”

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If Haiti’s government does not confront poverty, corruption, more unrest will follow

Haiti’s poverty, like the fuel-price increases, is the product of decisions made by those who possess wealth and power in Haiti and abroad — with a stunning absence of input from the majority of Haitians who are poor. The crippling fuel increases — between 38 percent and 51 percent — were imposed in February by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as a condition of its bailout of Haiti’s government.