Opposition following the Bicentennial

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Violent opposition is leading an anti-democratic insurrection
Council on Herispheric Affairs, Memorandum to the Press, 10 February 2004. An increasingly disloyal and violent opposition is leading to an anti-democratic insurrection. Anti-Aristide forces turn Haiti into a war zone. An existing explosive political stalemate has been worsening since December, when the rebels adopted a violent street strategy along with an inflexible policy of non-negotiation to oust President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
Beloved Haiti: A (Counter) Revolutionary Bicentennial
By Stan Goff, Counterpunch, 14 February 2004. There is an attempt to start a civil war in Haiti, engineered in the U.S. and supported by its lapdogs in Caricom and the Organization of American States. Former military received some form of training and logistical support in the Dominican Republic and now systematically attack the Haitian National Police.
Haiti's obscene nightmare
Editorial, The Jamaica Observer, Monday 23 February 2004. Mr Aristide must have been exceedingly naive, at the resumption of his presidency after his first overthrow, if he harboured a view that he would have been allowed to maintain his leadership. And the rest of us were gullible to expect that the opposition would have entertained a political and constitutional solution.
Drug money reportedly funding Haiti fighting
By Gary Marx and Cam Simpson, Chicago Tribune, 29 February 2004. Experts and diplomats say several of the top rebel leaders are former military and police officials who are suspected of major human-rights violations while in power and who allegedly have financed their insurgency with past profits from the illegal drug trade.