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Haiti's president Jean-Bertrand Aristide is struggling to hold on to a country on the brink of Civil War. Street thugs, both for and against the president, flood the streets of Haiti's Capital. Aristide was elected in 1990, toppled in a military coup nine months later, put back in power by U.S. troops in 1994 and served until 1996, when his term limit ended. He was re-elected for a five-year term in 2000. Anti-government militants are demanding his resignation but Aristide says he will not step down until his term ends. And the United States says it will not step in.

Guests:

Alex Dupuy, professor of sociology, Wesleyan University. He is author of "Haiti in the New World Order: The Limits of the Democratic Revolution" and "Haiti in the World Economy."

Timothy Carney, former U.S. ambassador to Haiti and Sudan

Eugenia Charles Mathurin, co-director of Haiti Reborn, which opposes the overthrow of Aristide

Frandley Julien, a leader of the anti-government opposition in Haiti

Arielle Jean-Baptiste, research associate at the Haiti Democracy Project. She spent two weeks in December in Haiti to protect Aristide's rule.

This program aired on February 12, 2004.

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