Haiti: Lives on Hold

Thousands still hope Clinton will allow them to come to the U.S., but he plans to stem the refugee exodus by bringing back democracy to the troubled island

Bill Clinton's Inauguration Day was much like any other in Haiti, full of hunger, fear, gunfire and, most of all, uncertainty about the future. In the slums of Port-au-Prince, there were high hopes for "the democrat Clinton" with a small d. Deep in a warren of concrete hovels without running water or sanitation, a voodoo priest sat beneath the corrugated tin roof of his temple. The people of his neighborhood, he said, had supported Clinton despite reprisals from the army that rules the country. "A lot of people were beaten up here because we believed in Clinton, and the Haitian authorities...

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