HAITI: Do as We Say

As U.S. Ambassador to Haiti, Clinton Knox, 64, seemed to have no need for the bodyguards that protect American envoys in other turbulent countries. Thus he was unsuspecting of danger as he drove to his home outside Port-au-Prince last week. Suddenly, a blue car shot in front of his black Chrysler. A woman and two men, one of them carrying a gun, jumped out and warned: "Do as we say, and no harm will come to you." They forced Knox into an upstairs sitting room of his house.

That was the start of a harrowing, 20-hour ordeal for Knox, one...

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