Haiti Living with A Nightmare

As strikes fizzle, the junta announces new elections

Word had gone out that the memorial service for the 17 victims of a savage election-day attack on a schoolhouse in downtown Port-au-Prince was set for 9 a.m. But when the hour tolled, the Basilica Notre Dame was empty, and churchworkers began locking up the faded pink-and-yellow cathedral. The attendants nervously explained that the service had been canceled "because of rain." On the steps of the cathedral, a 79-year-old man squinted at the light drizzle. "People are too scared," he whispered. "It is still too soon."

Less than two weeks after a bloody rampage by soldiers and armed thugs made a...

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