THE CARIBBEAN: Free Elections

Two Caribbean nations noted for their political turbulence in recent years accomplished an amazing election day reversal. On the same day, both the banana-land of Honduras and the Negro republic of Haiti went to the polls for their freest and most peaceful elections in decades. To further the coincidence, a physician with liberal notions was swept to power in each country.

For Haiti, the peaceful election ended a hectic ten months of intermittent rioting and revolt during which six governments tumbled and two election attempts failed. Mild-mannered Dr. François Duvalier swept the...

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