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The delegation is expected to arrive in the Central African Republic on Sunday, March 14,

and is expected to arrive in Jamaica, along with the Aristides, on Monday March 15, 2004.

 

 

Congresswoman Maxine Waters 

 Author Randall Robinson & Attorney Ira Kurzban

Delegation to Meet Aristides in Central Africa 

 

March 13, 2004        


Both within the United States as well as within the Caribbean community there have  been efforts, over the past two weeks, to have President and Madame Aristide returned to the Caribbean.  A delegation is now on its way to the Central African Republic to meet with President and Madame Aristide, and to accompany them to Jamaica, where Prime Minister P.J. Patterson has announced the Aristides will be residing for the next several weeks.  

U.S. Congresswoman Maxine Waters, author Randall Robinson, and attorney Ira Kurzban are the American members of the delegation, and Jamaican parliamentarian Sharon Hay-Webster will be representing the Government of Jamaica and Caricom.  Accompanying the delegation are Peter Eisner of the Washington Post and Amy Goodman of Democracy Now.

The delegation is expected to arrive in the Central African Republic on Sunday, March 14, and is expected to arrive in Jamaica, along with the Aristides, on Monday March 15, 2004.

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Source: Randall Robinson Press Release March 13, 2004   Contact:  869-465-0468

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The Impact of the Haitian Revolution in the Atlantic World 

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