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November 11, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
Defying hundreds of angry protesters called out by the military-backed interim government, an Organization of American States team arrived Sunday in Haiti to negotiate the return of ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. But Aristide, visiting Bolivia to meet with President Jaime Paz Zamora, said that only a total trade embargo will restore him to office. "I do not agree with negotiations with these criminals," Aristide said, referring to the regime installed after the violent Sept.
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March 30, 2000 |
Small groups of protesters blocked traffic and threw rocks at vehicles in parts of Port-au-Prince, in a third day of demonstrations over Haiti's election process. Many store owners refused to open their shops as protesters set up flaming tire barricades at intersections leading to the capital's downtown business district. Some protesters fired shots into the air in a midtown slum, and two cars were set afire on a seaside boulevard.
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October 16, 1995 | From Reuters
Demonstrators stoned Tipper Gore's motorcade as it arrived at a health center in a Haitian slum Sunday, but officials said her vehicle was not hit. Eyewitnesses said demonstrators broke the windows of two vehicles in the motorcade. A U.S. Army major was cut in the head. A U.S. official in Haiti said the demonstration by slum dwellers in Cite Soleil was against the director of the U.S.-funded health center. It was not planned and Mrs. Gore was not in danger, the official said. Mrs.
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March 19, 2000 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was just after sunset when "The Gift of God" mowed down dozens of men and women in this coastal town. Sixteen died on the spot as the passenger bus bearing the name "Le Cadeau de Dieu" barreled onto the roadside with lights dimmed. The driver fled on foot before police arrived. The owner has yet to be held accountable.
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March 30, 2000 |
Small groups of protesters blocked traffic and threw rocks at vehicles in parts of Port-au-Prince, in a third day of demonstrations over Haiti's election process. Many store owners refused to open their shops as protesters set up flaming tire barricades at intersections leading to the capital's downtown business district. Some protesters fired shots into the air in a midtown slum, and two cars were set afire on a seaside boulevard.
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October 8, 1994 | KENNETH FREED and MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Haitian Parliament completed work Friday on a limited bill renewing and slightly expanding the right of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide to extend political amnesty to the military forces that overthrew him three years ago. By a 9-1 vote, with one abstention, the Haitian Senate passed a bill already approved Thursday by the Chamber of Deputies. A copy of the provision was sent by fax to Aristide for his signature, and it will become law when it is published here Monday.
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April 1, 1995 | KENNETH FREED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The speeches by the leaders standing in the shade of a Presidential Palace awning were warm and confident. But for those sweating in the sun-seared street, the words stirred concern and uncertainty. Most of the signs circulating through the relatively sparse crowd Friday echoed the sentiment on one professionally produced placard: "You made the right move, Bill. Thank you."
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September 29, 1994 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They were chanting for both reconciliation and the condemnation of Haiti's military leaders when the shots rang out, ripping into the crowd of hundreds of pro-democracy Haitian demonstrators and tearing through the chest of mortuary worker Sinclair Joseph.
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September 11, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
Hundreds of people mourning those killed in a ferry disaster blocked the main highway, building barricades of burning tires to protest delays in recovering dozens of bodies from the wreck. More than 250 people are believed to have died when the ferry capsized off Montrouis. The U.S. Navy took over the recovery effort from Canadian divers with the U.N. peacekeeping force in Haiti.
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January 24, 1988
Haiti's electoral commission said it will announce the final results of last Sunday's controversial presidential election this morning. In Port-au-Prince, meanwhile, the country's Roman Catholic bishops held a rally to denounce the elections. The government-appointed commission has produced the results of only 20,000 votes, which show university professor Leslie F. Manigat leading with 51%.
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September 11, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
Hundreds of people mourning those killed in a ferry disaster blocked the main highway, building barricades of burning tires to protest delays in recovering dozens of bodies from the wreck. More than 250 people are believed to have died when the ferry capsized off Montrouis. The U.S. Navy took over the recovery effort from Canadian divers with the U.N. peacekeeping force in Haiti.
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July 29, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
Demonstrators in the capital, Port-au-Prince, burned tires and threw rocks at United Nations peacekeepers, and many Haitians stayed home in response to a call for a general strike to protest the presence of foreign troops. "Hit the road! Go home!" onlookers yelled at passing Canadian U.N. peacekeepers. The call by grass-roots political organizations was respected to varying degrees throughout the country, but there were no reports of serious violence or injuries. The U.N.
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April 7, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
In a silent protest against unrelenting hardship and poverty, Haitians stayed away in huge numbers from Senate and local elections in the poorest country in the Americas. The undeclared boycott of the fifth election in Haiti since a military regime was ousted in 1994 showed a deep disillusionment with the country's politics and frustration that life is getting even more difficult. A low turnout had been expected, but foreign observers were surprised by how few people voted.
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October 16, 1995 | From Reuters
Demonstrators stoned Tipper Gore's motorcade as it arrived at a health center in a Haitian slum Sunday, but officials said her vehicle was not hit. Eyewitnesses said demonstrators broke the windows of two vehicles in the motorcade. A U.S. Army major was cut in the head. A U.S. official in Haiti said the demonstration by slum dwellers in Cite Soleil was against the director of the U.S.-funded health center. It was not planned and Mrs. Gore was not in danger, the official said. Mrs.
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April 1, 1995 | KENNETH FREED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The speeches by the leaders standing in the shade of a Presidential Palace awning were warm and confident. But for those sweating in the sun-seared street, the words stirred concern and uncertainty. Most of the signs circulating through the relatively sparse crowd Friday echoed the sentiment on one professionally produced placard: "You made the right move, Bill. Thank you."
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December 26, 1994 | Associated Press
Fights broke out among 1,500 children waiting for refreshments at a Christmas Day party thrown by Jean-Bertrand Aristide at the Presidential Palace. The children grew restless as they waited for the president, who was scheduled to greet them at 3 p.m. but didn't emerge from the palace until 6. Aristide appeared at the top of the palace steps and spoke briefly using a microphone before returning inside.
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January 17, 1988 | DON A. SCHANCHE, Times Staff Writer
A general protest strike all but paralyzed Haiti's capital city Saturday, leading jubilant opponents of today's government-controlled presidential election to say that most Haitians will defy the army-led government's orders and boycott the voting. "It gives a clear picture of what will happen Sunday," a boycott leader said. "I don't think you will see more than 10% of the people voting."
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October 10, 1994 | From the Washington Post
A pro-military assailant deliberately drove a bus through a crowd of several hundred demonstrators who were demanding the return of ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide on Sunday, crushing and killing at least 14 people and severely wounding a dozen more, witnesses at the scene said. It was the bloodiest attack on pro-Aristide activists in months and came less than a week before Aristide is to return to power. Aristide's followers have been emboldened by the presence of U.S.
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October 8, 1994 | KENNETH FREED and MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Haitian Parliament completed work Friday on a limited bill renewing and slightly expanding the right of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide to extend political amnesty to the military forces that overthrew him three years ago. By a 9-1 vote, with one abstention, the Haitian Senate passed a bill already approved Thursday by the Chamber of Deputies. A copy of the provision was sent by fax to Aristide for his signature, and it will become law when it is published here Monday.
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