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Aristide Returns

NPR's Gerry Hadden reports that thousands of people danced through the streets of Port-au-Prince, capital of Haiti, today as Jean Bertrande Aristide was sworn in as president. This will be the second term for the former Roman Catholic priest, who was ousted by a military coup in 1991, shortly into his first term, and then returned to power by U-S troops three years later. Poor Haitians welcome the return of Aristide, with his promises to bring change to the Caribbean nation. But his legitimacy is being challenged by a coalition of opposition parties. Charging election fraud, they have named their own provisional president.

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