Letter From Haiti: A Battle of Cannibals And Monsters

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

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It is the Front, though, that has the arms to face Aristide's police. Still, St. Marc, one of the Front's next targets, is well protected. The entrance to the town is blocked by armed guards from Port-au-Prince's special security unit. Members of the pro-government organization Clean Sweep walk freely around St. Marc with Uzis and revolvers. After a recent uprising in the city was quashed, locals say, Clean Sweep militiamen--called chimeres, Creole for mythical monsters--went after opposition leaders. "They chased and shot at the rebels like they were target practice," said a witness. And so the battle lines up in Haiti: Cannibals vs. monsters.

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