Haiti: Sweating Out A Goodbye

Sweating Out A Goodbye

It took a single killing to ignite the wrath of the frustrated people of Haiti. Last Monday, while dispersing demonstrators, troops shot an eleven- year-old girl in the town of Petit-Goave. The next night, an angry mob burned an army outpost. By Friday the protests had spread across Haiti as thousands took to the streets demanding the resignation of Lieut. General Prosper Avril, who seized power in a 1988 coup. At least three people were killed in clashes with troops.

Asked if he would quit, Avril responded, "If I step down hurriedly, it will create a lot of turmoil." On Saturday,...

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