Haiti: Fake Coffins And Real Ones

Fake Coffins And Real Ones

Carrying cardboard coffins draped in black, about two dozen people staged an impromptu march in Port-au-Prince last week after a memorial Mass for the more than 50 victims of last month's election-day violence. Suddenly three gunmen, by some accounts dressed in army or police uniforms, began firing into the crowd. The toll: a 25-year-old mourner dead and four seriously wounded.

The latest violence followed publication of a new electoral law by the government of Lieut. General Henri Namphy. In violation of the country's nine- month-old constitution, the law requires that ballots be examined by government-appointed agents, and bars civilian observers from...

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