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May 26, 2000 | MITCHELL LANDSBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
People here call it "the Pacific way." Calm, polite, nonconfrontational, it is a way of looking at the world that befits a place of soothing trade winds and incomparable beauty. It may help explain the response of Fijians to the events of the last week, as a failed businessman took the prime minister and much of his Cabinet hostage at gunpoint, declared himself in charge and demanded that the president scrap the constitution, dismiss the imprisoned government and resign.
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May 26, 2000 | MITCHELL LANDSBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
People here call it "the Pacific way." Calm, polite, nonconfrontational, it is a way of looking at the world that befits a place of soothing trade winds and incomparable beauty. It may help explain the response of Fijians to the events of the last week, as a failed businessman took the prime minister and much of his Cabinet hostage at gunpoint, declared himself in charge and demanded that the president scrap the constitution, dismiss the imprisoned government and resign.
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