Haiti View Inside a Killing Machine

Papa Doc's top cop on trial

For more than a generation, Haitians lived with the fear that they could be arrested, tortured and executed at any moment. The reign of terror was directed by a ruling clique whose armed squads were on call for round-the- clock executions like some killing machine. Although violence is still common in Haiti, that kind of despotic killing ended in February when President-for- Life Jean-Claude ("Baby Doc") Duvalier fled to France. Last week Haitians got a close-up look at the inner workings of the killing machine and at the man who ran it.

The island's television and radio stations carried live broadcasts...

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