Should the U.S. Intervene?

After the guns and the machetes had finished their gruesome work last week, Haiti's election-day bloodbath claimed another victim: U.S. support for the provisional government of Lieut. General Henri Namphy. Having insisted for months that Namphy was a staunch friend of democracy, despite mounting evidence to the contrary, White House officials were suddenly scrambling for a new policy to help restore order and ensure free elections. The search quickly swelled into an international debate over how far the U.S. and other countries should go to intervene in the affairs of Haiti. At the center of the dispute was the explosive question...

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