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Michael Norton

Aristide says he’s ready to die to defend Haiti

President Jean-Bertrand Aristide declared he is ready to die to defend his country against a bloody rebellion, indicating he plans to cling to power. The United States government, citing continued violence, urged Americans to leave Haiti.

Bloody uprising spreads in Haiti

Hundreds of Haitians looted TV sets, mattresses and sacks of flour from shipping containers on Sunday in the port town of St Marc, one of several communities seized by rebels in a bloody uprising against President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. At least 18 people have been killed since opponents of Aristide began their assault on Thursday.

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