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Supporters Of Haiti's Former President Try To Block His Arrest

Supporters of former Haitian President Jean Bertrand Aristide hold pictures of Aristide during a protest outside his residence on August 21, 2014 in Port-au-Prince to prevent any attempt to arrest him. Aristide, accused of corruption, money laundering, illicit drug trafficking, is now the subject of an order of arrest after failing to answer a summons to appear in court on August 13th. (Hector Retamal/AFP)
Supporters of former Haitian President Jean Bertrand Aristide hold pictures of Aristide during a protest outside his residence on August 21, 2014 in Port-au-Prince to prevent any attempt to arrest him. Aristide, accused of corruption, money laundering, illicit drug trafficking, is now the subject of an order of arrest after failing to answer a summons to appear in court on August 13th. (Hector Retamal/AFP)

Hundreds of supporters of former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide took to the street after a judge ordered his arrest. Aristide, who returned to his country in 2011 after seven years in exile, has been accused of corruption and drug trafficking.

Aristide is not the only former president to have return to Haiti from exile. Jean-Claude Duvalier, nicknamed “Baby Doc,” was in self-imposed exile in France for years. He also returned to Haiti in 2011.

Jacqueline Charles covers Haiti for the Miami Herald and joins Here & Now’s Meghna Chakrabarti to discuss the accusations against Aristide and what he’s been doing since he returned to Haiti.

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