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Haiti / Unrest #768753

FNC Evening News for Monday, Mar 01, 2004
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(Studio: Shepard Smith) The landing of US Marines in Haiti as part of an international peacekeeping force after the exile of former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide reported. [US Marine Commander Col. David BERGER†- explains the purpose of US deployment.]

(Port-au-Prince: Steve Harrigan) The aftermath of the rebellion in Haiti featured; details given about rebel leader Guy Philippe’s†† entrance into Port-au-Prince, the ongoing celebrations in the city after many days of looting and lawlessness, and the rebels’ agreement to cooperate with an interim government; scenes shown of a rebel convoy.

(Studio: Shepard Smith) Aristide’s claim that he was kidnapped by US troops and did not voluntarily leave Haiti reported. [Secretary of Defense Donald RUMSFELD†- says he would be very surprised if Aristide actually said he was kidnapped.]

(White House: Wendell Goler) The response to the kidnapping claims made by Aristide featured; details given about his exile to the Central African Republic and the status of an interim Haitian government. [Representative Charles RANGEL†- says Aristide claims his exile was forced by representatives from the US embassy in Haiti.] [Secretary of State Colin POWELL†- says the US did not kidnap Aristide.] [Representative Elijah CUMMINGS†- says Haiti’s democracy is being taken apart by the US.]

Smith, Shepard;
Harrigan, Steve;
Goler, Wendell

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