Grenada: Disorder in the Court

The accused: 19 former government and army officials of Grenada. The charge: murder. Chief among their alleged victims was Maurice Bishop, the leftist Prime Minister who died, along with ten of his followers, on Oct. 19, 1983, precipitating the U.S. invasion of Grenada six days later. Prominent among the defendants are Bernard Coard, 40, and his wife Phyllis, 39. They led an extreme leftist faction within Bishop's government that allegedly sought to wrest control from the popular Marxist leader, presumably with the intention of pursuing even more radical policies after they had...

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