HAITI: Fighting Words

The Dominican radio station Voz Dominicana has always had a big Haitian audience for its 8 o'clock Spanish music broadcast. One night last week, the station changed the program without notice. Instead of Spanish rhythms, startled Haitians heard a bland, firm voice calling for the overthrow of "that bloodthirsty, dishonest, cowardly assassin," Haitian President Dumarsais Estimé.

The voice was that of Haitian Colonel Astrel Roland, accused by the Haitian government a fortnight ago of heading a Dominican-backed plot against the regime. The coffee-colored colonel denied that there had been any conspiracy. He...

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