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Haiti's interim prime minister, Gerard Latortue, said he is seeking a warrant against ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide amid allegations of corruption.

It wasn't immediately clear whether officials planned to arrest Aristide on possible charges or detain him for questioning. It also was unclear whether such a warrant would be viable in South Africa, where Aristide is living.

Aristide, who was ousted Feb. 29 during a bloody revolt, was accused by his opponents of running a corrupt administration, profiting from cocaine smuggling and using police to suppress critics.

After his ouster, Aristide accused the U.S. government of kidnapping him when he was flown out of the country on a U.S.-chartered plane. But Washington has denied the charge, saying Aristide agreed to leave.

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