HAITI: The Sad Land

The iron fist of Brigadier General Antonio Kebreau, Haiti's new boss, fell on the black republic last week, bringing temporary calm. After a weekend of arson and terror, the sullen followers of exiled provisional President Daniel Fignole went back to work. Kebreau jammed the jails with political prisoners.

Black Revolt. In the Maryland-sized republic, just three air hours from Miami, the weekend of turmoil only topped off a chaotic political record. In the 153 years since independence, Haiti has had two emperors, one king and 30 Presidents, only two of whom peacefully turned the office over to their successors. Haitian...

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