HAITI COUP D'ETAT
In the spring of 2004 the nation of Haiti was once again gripped with political turmoil and violence. As rebel forces opposed to President Jean-Bertrand Aristide moved south towards the capital chaos ensued with people taking to the streets in protest while others took to looting or revenge. After a tumultuous few weeks the country was spared further violence as the rebels came to a tenuous agreement with the government only after President Aristide left the country. However, Haiti and its impoverished people remain in a destitute state and must look to the future for a day when stability and prosperity will be a reality.