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Haiti Opens Door for Return of Ex-President Aristide


Haiti's government said Monday it was ready to issue a new passport to Aristide, which would allow him to return after six years in exile in South Africa. (AFP)

Haiti's government is ready to issue a diplomatic passport to ousted former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, opening the way for his possible return home from exile in South Africa, a senior official said on Monday.

"The Council of Ministers, under the leadership of President Rene Preval, decided that a diplomatic passport be issued to President Aristide, if he asks for it," Fritz Longchamp, general secretary for the presidency, told Reuters.


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