HAITI: Again the Junta

The Haitian Senate had rejected a proposed constitutional change permitting proud, scheming President Dumarsais Estimé to be elected to succeed himself in 1952. Last week, after 10,000 dancing, drumming, pro-Estimé Haitians had paraded through Port-au-Prince and sacked the Senate chamber, the army moved in on Estimé. Forcing the resignation of the man it had backed for the presidency four years ago, a three-man military junta took over at the palace.


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