Haiti: What Papa Doc Ordered

The U.S. had done everything short of force to show its displeasure with the way Dictator Francois Duvalier runs Haiti - cut off aid, evacuated U.S. citizens, stationed an amphibious assault force off the coast, brought home its ambassador and urged other hemisphere nations to do likewise. But "Papa Doc" Duvalier, whose term as President should legally have ended on May 15, ignored all the pressures, while tightening his hold on the small Caribbean nation. Last week the U.S. caved in, recalled the assault force and told its charge d'affaires in Port-au-Prince to "resume normal diplomatic relations." The...

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