Aristide Warns of Possible Refugee Crisis in Haiti – Democracy Now Video


In the past week, more than 400 Haitian refugees have reportedly landed on beaches in Jamaica and the Turks and Caicos Islands. We speak with the Center for Constitutional Rights’ Michael Ratner who has dealt extensively with the issue of Haitian refugees for many years.
President Aristide on Tuesday warned of a rising death toll and a new exodus of “boat people” from Haiti. In the past week, more than 400 Haitian refugees reportedly have landed on beaches in Jamaica and the Turks and Caicos Islands. Most boat people want to go to the United States and many are picked by the U.S. Coast Guard and returned home.