Dispatches: Voodoo on the Hustings

Voodoo on the Hustings

Toto Constant emerges from his two-story white villa in Port-au-Prince, looking for all the world like a Sunday driver out for a spin in his Nissan rental. But the illusion is soon broken by the arsenal in his car: an M-1 carbine, an Uzi submachine gun and two .45-cal. pistols. Life can be dangerous if you're Emmanuel ("Toto") Constant, founder of the Front for the Advancement and Progress of Haiti, or FRAPH, successor to the murderous Tontons Macoutes of the Duvalier era.

This particular Sunday, however, Constant is a squeaky-clean presidential candidate out looking for votes in some distant election, dispensing...

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