HAITI: Exit Lescot

In Port au Prince 10,000 citizens of the hemisphere's only black republic waved palm fronds, danced the meringue to the beat of native drums, and shouted "Down with Lescot—le tyran!" After four days of paralyzing strikes, and fighting in which at least 14 had been killed, the Army had gone over to the revolution and Haiti had a new Government. On the hill overlooking the sail-flecked harbor, the handsome residence of President Elie Lescot lay empty. The President had fled the country. (Early this week he deplaned in Miami.)

The military junta was not yet sure of keeping power. As the...

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