Haiti: With Friends Like These

A host of shadowy figures is helping Haiti's military rulers hatch a plot to sideline Aristide permanently

Impish and paunchy, with a shock of white hair and the rumpled look of a blanc manan (white man) who has lived in the tropics too long, Lynn Garrison describes himself simply, if cryptically, as "a friend of Haiti." But this is a "friend" with unusual connections. Frequently Garrison can be spotted scampering along the colonnaded balcony of military headquarters in Port-au- Prince before slipping into the office of Lieut. General Raoul Cedras, Haiti's military ruler. Even when the Haitian military was bracing for a U.S. Marine landing last month, harried and grim-faced senior commanders still paused in their duties to...

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