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Former Haitian President Aristide emerges in public for 2nd straight day, criticizes gov't

  • Former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, right, greets supporters outside the courthouse in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, May 8, 2013. Aristide greeted a small group of onlookers after testifying before a judge investigating the slaying of one of the country's most prominent journalists. The judge is questioning Aristide about the killing in April 2000 of Jean Dominique, a friend of the former president. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

    Former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, right, greets supporters outside the courthouse in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, May 8, 2013. Aristide greeted a small group of onlookers after testifying before a judge investigating the slaying of one of the country's most prominent journalists. The judge is questioning Aristide about the killing in April 2000 of Jean Dominique, a friend of the former president. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)  (The Associated Press)

  • Flanked by body guards, former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, center, greets supporters as he leaves the courthouse in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, May 8, 2013. Aristide greeted a small group of onlookers after testifying before a judge investigating the slaying of one of the country's most prominent journalists. The judge is questioning Aristide about the 2000 killing of Jean Dominique, a friend of the former president. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

    Flanked by body guards, former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, center, greets supporters as he leaves the courthouse in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, May 8, 2013. Aristide greeted a small group of onlookers after testifying before a judge investigating the slaying of one of the country's most prominent journalists. The judge is questioning Aristide about the 2000 killing of Jean Dominique, a friend of the former president. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)  (The Associated Press)

Former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide has emerged from months of seclusion for a second straight day and has taken several swipes at the current government.

Aristide spoke to reporters at his home Thursday without taking questions. He thanked the thousands of supporters who cheered his motorcade on Wednesday after he gave closed-door testimony to a judge investigating the slaying of a journalist.

Then Aristide also took some jabs at President Michel Martelly, saying the government has not done enough to address hunger in the impoverished country and should not have imposed a tax on international calls and money transfers to fund education.

Aristide, who remains popular here, has kept a low profile since returning from exile in 2011.