The UN is going to stay in Haiti for a long time. It should be much more involved in improving healthcare and education than peacekeeping.
Preval is between a rock and a hard place... He seeks to establish himself as an autonomous political actor in Haitian politics, though his (Feb. 7) election victory was in part based on his links with Aristide.
Given the well-known anti-Americanism of the Cuban and Venezuelan governments, rallies in Havana and Caracas cannot be considered representative of public opinion in the hemisphere.
If you expect Haiti to have any kind of democracy in the future, congress has to play a major role.
The international community knows how to organize elections. But it's not good at sticking around to build functioning democratic institutions.
Baker has a strong radio presence and has run a surprisingly strong campaign in the countryside. But there are still very deep political fault lines in Haiti that extend from Aristide.
This really created a firestorm. This was just a case of power politics with the exile community versus the baseball league and baseball won.