Former Haitian President Aristide Covid-19 travels to Cuba

Former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, 67, flew to Cuba on Thursday.

The glamorous former president, who was twice disarmed (1991 and 2004), took an executive plane at the international airport in Port-au-Prince, arrived on a stretcher and carried an oxygen cylinder.

The Dominican-flagged plane was scheduled to fly to Cuba, officials told reporters at the Dozent Louvre International Airport before the flight took off.

This Thursday the Haitian Govt-19 reached 400 deaths, indicating worsening the effects of the epidemic in the country, as 53% of the deaths and 36% of infections have occurred since the first days of last May when the second wave of the epidemic is unleashed in the country.

In the elections held after the dictatorial regime led by Fran பிரான்ois Duvalier in 1990, Aristide became the first democratically elected president in the history of Haiti, followed by his son Jean-Claude Duvalier.

He was twice head of state, but on both occasions he was ousted, the first in a military coup in September 1991, seven months after coming to power, the second in an armed uprising in 2004.

After the 1991 coup, he was deported to Venezuela and the United States and returned to Haiti in 1994, with a multinational force led by US forces, to bring him back to power.

He won re-election in 2000, but was ousted in an armed uprising again in 2004 after severe instability, after which he was deported to South Africa.

Aristide, a former clergyman and defender of liberation theology, returned to his country in 2011 and has since moved away from the political front, although his party, the Lavalas family, continues to be a strong force on the left.

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