Haiti: Putting On the Squeeze

The U.S. had about run out of patience with François Duvalier, the hard-eyed dictator who holds ruthless power in Haiti. All aid—amounting to $7,250,000 this year—to Duvalier's graft-ridden regime has been suspended for three months. No more arms are being sent in, and the U.S. has demanded a weapon-by-weapon accounting for the $1,100,000 worth shipped in since 1960 to equip Haiti's regular army, air force and coast guard. Now, Colonel Robert Debs Heinl Jr., chief of the 50-man U.S. Marine mission sent down to train Haiti's soldiers, has indicated still more U.S....

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