Haiti: Toward the Consequences

In the past five years, the U.S. has pumped some $43.5 million into Haiti, the small Negro Caribbean country misruled by Strongman François Duvalier. A respected back-country doctor before he went into politics, "Papa Doc,'' as he calls himself, has become a ham-fisted tyrant, illegally perpetuating himself in power. His private army of Tonton Macoutes. meaning bogeymen in Creole, crushes the opposition and shakes down businessmen. The bogeymen even insist on distributing the U.S. gifts of food and taking their cut; the U.S. refuses, and so the food sits rotting in a Port-au-Prince warehouse. All development—economic, social,...

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