HAITI . . . ALL PACKED UP AND NO PLACE TO GO

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The last vestige of junta-backed authority in Haiti, 81-year-old President Emile Jonnassaint, resigned. Also today, ex-capo Lt. Gen. Raoul Cedras prepared to leave the island, his possessions packed in cardboard boxes. As two planes waited for the strongman and his entourage of officers on the tarmac at Haiti's international airport, U.S. officials scrambled to find someplace for them to go. Venezuela already refused, and U.S. requests for Cedras' asylum in Panama or Argentina are reportedly hung up on procedural quibbles. (Panama wants a formal request from returning President Jean-Bertrand Aristide; Argentina wants one from Cedras himself.)