Second former Haitian leader wants to return
Published 21/01/2011 | 05:00
HAITIANS adjusting to the sudden return of one exiled ex-president could soon have another on their hands.
As former dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier held court with allies at an upscale hotel this week, ousted former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide sent out a letter saying he is ready to come back from six years of South African exile "today, tomorrow, at any time".
"As far as I am concerned, I am ready," he wrote in an email distributed by supporters. "The purpose is very clear: to contribute to serving my Haitian sisters and brothers as a simple citizen in the field of education." Aristide was ousted in 2004, leaving Haiti aboard a US plane as a small group of rebels neared the capital.