So Aristide has gone. I wonder: now that the rebels have achieved their sole aim, what will they do? Has anyone heard their agenda or plan?
By Jim Loney and Alistair Scrutton
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Reuters) – Haiti’s President Jean-Bertrand Aristide left his chaotic Caribbean country on Sunday, driven out by a bloody revolt that put rebels near the capital and by pressure from the United States and France.
Aristide said he departed to avert bloodshed but turmoil persisted in the capital Port-au-Prince, where shooting rang out as armed Aristide supporters roamed the streets and looters ransacked a police station.