HAITI: Murder by Beating

Barely a week after it peacefully chose a President-elect, Haiti went back to the jungle law that has ruled the island for almost a year. As losing candidate Louis Déjoie fled into hiding, vanished, vowing trouble, the ruling military junta issued a panicky decree authorizing plain citizens to shoot on sight "outlaws," i.e., political opponents of the government. The U.S. embassy warned American citizens of the growing danger and began flying families of U.S. officials to Puerto Rico. Reason: in the growing breakdown of law and order, one U.S. citizen had already...

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