Jean-Bertrand Aristide - Collection Finding Aid
This collection contains materials related to President Jean-Bertrand Aristide of Haiti. In 1990, the Salesian priest won election to the office of President of Haiti at the head of his Organisation Politique “Lavalas.” However, military coup forced him into exile in the United States the next year. In 1994, with the diplomatic, economic, and military assistance of the Clinton Administration, Aristide returned to Haiti. He remained in office until February 1996. Aristide won his second Presidential election in 2000, though a violent rebellion forced him from office in 2004. Aristide spent his second exile in South Africa and returned to Haiti in 2011. The records in this collection, dating from January 1993 to January 2001, consist of emails, cables, and correspondence concerning the Clinton Administration’s relationship with Aristide, as well as the latter’s return to Haiti in 1994.
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