Aristide, Haitian Leader to Meet in Washington

Associated Press

Prime Minister-designate Rene Theodore and ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide are to meet today in Washington in an attempt to untangle Haiti's political crisis.

Theodore left Thursday afternoon on a commercial flight and is to meet Aristide at the offices of the Organization of American States.

The OAS called a hemispheric trade embargo against Haiti after Aristide, the country's first freely elected president, was ousted in a Sept. 30 military coup after less than eight months in office.

Also Thursday, the United States sent back 511 more boat people who had fled Haiti.

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