Foreign relations and outside interference after the Bicentennial

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US Sponsored Coup d'├ętat: The Destabilization of Haiti
By Michel Chossudovsky, 29 February 2004. This article was written in the last days of February 2004 in response to the barrage of disinformation in the mainstream media. It was completed on February 29th, the day of President Jean Bertrand Aristide's departure in exile.
U.S.-sponsored regime change in Haiti
By Nirit Ben-Ari, with Bill Weinberg, World War III Report, 1 March 2004. During the 1991-94 military junta the US government was directly involved in a new military coup attempt against Aristide—and that the rebels fighting to overthrow his government are being backed by Washington. Once again, it now appears that the U.S. is aiding and abetting the attempt to violently topple the Aristide Government. This looks like ‘regime change.’
On the imperialist ‘regime change’ in Haiti
Workers World Party statement, Workers World, digest #771, 01 March 2004. The Bush administration has carried out another imperialist regime change through military force, political trickery and economic strangulation—this time in Haiti. Despite the media conspiracy to present this violent coup d'etat in a favorable light, the fact remains that U.S. Marines entered Haiti with absolutely no legal authority on the night of Feb. 28-29 and abducted the popularly elected president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
Round 2 for US nation-building in Haiti
By Howard LaFranchi, Christian Science Monitor, 2 March 2004. PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI—As the US puts its soldiers' boots on Haitian soil for the second time in a decade, questions are arising about what went wrong the first time, when the Clinton administration sent 20,000 Marines in 1994 to return to power a president deposed by a military coup.
Haiti as a ‘Failed State’ and the Program of ‘Destructive Engagement’
By William Bowles, 8 March 2004. The overthrow of the democratically elected government of Jean Bertrand Aristide of Haiti is the latest example of the power of the corporate media to influence through its presentation of events the outcome.
The Coup Connection
By Joshua Kurlantzick, Mother Jones, November–December 2004. Did the rebellion really spring from nowhere? Maybe not. Several leaders of the demonstrations—some of whom also had links to the armed rebels—had been getting organizational help and training from a U.S. government-financed organization, the International Republican Institute (IRI).