Haiti: Season of Discontent

Season of Discontent

After a relatively calm summer, the mood of Haiti is turning sour again. Violent antigovernment protests have erupted over widespread unemployment, human rights abuses and, ominously, the founding of a political party by ) followers of the deposed Duvaliers. Adding to the turmoil, Haitians last week recoiled from a more immediate tragedy: an overcrowded ferry sank on the way to the island of La Gonave, with an estimated 180 passengers lost.

A day later Chief of State Lieut. General Henri Namphy made an emotional bid to restore confidence in the Port-au-Prince government. "I have lived in my flesh your anguish over...

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