Haiti: Walking a Thin Line

When Evans Paul, the youthful mayor of Port-au-Prince who has been in hiding from the Haitian junta for the past three years, emerged to reclaim his office last Thursday, he brought along a kind of personal insurance policy: 40 American MPs and soldiers from the U.S. Army's 10th Mountain Division. Under their watchful gaze, the man who is second in popularity to President Jean- Bertrand Aristide was able to deliver an emotional speech celebrating the end of military rule and admonishing his fellow Haitians to exercise patience, mercy and restraint. His only rhetorical barb was reserved for junta leader Lieut. General...

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