Hispaniola: Continued Deterioration

The scene at Miami International Air port was sadly familiar. A Pan American DC-6B rolled to a halt, and TV cameras panned in as 115 refugees filed from the plane. But these passengers were from Franç Duvalier's Haiti — not Castro's Cuba—and they were the first of 1,300 U.S. citizens advised by the State Department to leave because of continued deterioration on the small Caribbean island. In a week of urgent diplomatic maneuver and in an atmosphere of violence and vengeance, everyone waited to see whether the dictator who calls himself "Papa Doc" would fall, and...

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