good evening, since the moment the earth stopped shaking in
just over a year ago now we've heard the warnings, the country was desperately poor and quite unstable before the quake. it remains very vulnerable now, almost a million people spending each night outdmoorz tents, the government's been weakened even their
was destroyed. when the former dictator there nicknamed
flew in by surprise after a quarter century away in exile, many wondered, what was he up to? today he was taken away by police in another drama that amounts to
in an already troubled nation to our south.
is there tonight to start us off. kerry, good evening.
good evening, jean-claude
has yet to explain why he's returned from exile. now that he's here, the haitian
has launched an investigation into allegations that he stole from this country's treasury. that investigation could take weeks if not months.
has been told during the investigation he should not leave the country. heavily armed haitian police escorted
from the suite of his
. crowds gathered not to denounce the former dictator, but rather to show support. in the chaotic streets, haitian police,
troops and u.s. agents struggled to clear a path as
was driven away in an
. at the port-au-prince courthouse,
's minister of justice asked him to explain why he returned after 25 years in exile and reportedly to elaborate on decades old allegations of
human rights abuses
. outside, supporters demanded he be set free to do as he wants. some saying they want him to resume power. in
, the u.s. helped engineer
's fall from power. the obama administration made it clear it is not happy to see him back.
this is one more complication in an already challenging situation.
today's surprisingly warm welcome for a brutal dictator can be explained in part by a demographic shift in
. 51% of this nation's population is under 21 years old, not even born when
and his group acted brutally and with impunity.
women being raped, arson attacks, murders committed by not only the haitian
s but others as well.
there was a strong desire to prosecute
if he returned to
, and now they've been given a golden opportunity. we'll see how the government reacts.
a former member of the
administration remembers it differently.
is the best?
is the best.
has returned to his hotel and with upwards of about a million people still living in tents here after the devastating earthquake a year ago, aide organizations say this is a distraction they did not need. brian?
as the drama goes on in