Letter From Haiti: A Battle of Cannibals And Monsters

Aristide's opponents turn to violence, and his supporters answer in kind

The tomb of Haitian strongman Amiot Metayer, who was murdered in September, can be found in the middle of a seaside slum in the city of Gonaives. His bust sits prominently under a white awning, accompanied by a photo of Metayer's cadaver with his eyes poked out. His heart had also been removed. The grave is surrounded by offerings of candles, a bottle of orange soda, a picture of the Virgin Mary and a bottle of rum. These days in Gonaives, Metayer's mourners have been making another kind of tribute to his memory: hunting down officials of the government, which they...

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