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February 8, 1993 | KENNETH FREED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At La Souvenance, the line of those with reservations reaches into the street. Those without reservations will have to eat somewhere other than Haiti's most expensive restaurant. "I'm so sorry," said Souvenance owner Jean-Guy Barme with a satisfied smile as he turned aside several longtime customers. "You must call for reservations now--two or three days in advance for weekends." At the nearby Plantation, the good times show in the menu handed to the bejeweled and silk-suited clientele.
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January 28, 1994 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Clinton Administration, joined by France, Canada and Venezuela, is expected to urge the U.N. Security Council early next week to impose an almost airtight ban on trade with Haiti, substantially toughening a petroleum embargo that already has shredded the nation's economy, officials said Thursday.
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NEWS
January 13, 1992 | KENNETH FREED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The telltale signs are everywhere--the swollen bellies, the orange hair, the resigned looks in the glazed eyes--all evidence of the severe hunger and malnutrition flowing from the world's economic embargo of Haiti. The vegetable fields and the rice plots are empty. There is little gasoline to transport produce, no fertilizer, no money to buy seeds.
NEWS
February 8, 1993 | KENNETH FREED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At La Souvenance, the line of those with reservations reaches into the street. Those without reservations will have to eat somewhere other than Haiti's most expensive restaurant. "I'm so sorry," said Souvenance owner Jean-Guy Barme with a satisfied smile as he turned aside several longtime customers. "You must call for reservations now--two or three days in advance for weekends." At the nearby Plantation, the good times show in the menu handed to the bejeweled and silk-suited clientele.
NEWS
January 28, 1994 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Clinton Administration, joined by France, Canada and Venezuela, is expected to urge the U.N. Security Council early next week to impose an almost airtight ban on trade with Haiti, substantially toughening a petroleum embargo that already has shredded the nation's economy, officials said Thursday.
NEWS
November 17, 1991 | KENNETH FREED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Anyone who thinks economic embargoes don't work should come to Haiti, a land fast running out of fuel, electricity and patience. "This place is about to explode," is heard so often that it sounds like the national motto, along with, "The people just won't take much more."
NEWS
May 18, 1992 | KENNETH FREED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Organization of American States, angered and frustrated by the defiance of Haiti's military government, voted Sunday to tighten its embargo against the tiny Caribbean nation as punishment for its continued failure to end dictatorial rule and permit the return of ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
NEWS
June 17, 1993 | From Reuters
The U.N. Security Council on Wednesday imposed a worldwide oil, arms and financial embargo on Haiti, effective unless action is taken within a week toward restoring ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide to power. The resolution was adopted by a unanimous 15-0 vote and is aimed at forcing Haiti's military-backed regime, which overthrew Aristide in September, 1991, to return him to office.
NEWS
May 19, 1994 | CAROL CHASTANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One of Carine Fabius' most vivid childhood memories of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, is of being whisked in a limousine with her mother to the palace of dictator Francois (Papa Doc) Duvalier. "My mother was the hottest fashion designer in Haiti," said Fabius. Papa Doc often hired her mother to make clothes for Duvalier's wife and daughter, she said.
WORLD
June 19, 2004 | Carol J. Williams, Times Staff Writer
As deposed President Jean-Bertrand Aristide was departing the Caribbean for South African exile last month, he vowed to return to his homeland. Haitian justice authorities also want him to return -- to face trial on charges of drug trafficking, money laundering, misuse of public funds and expropriation. "We are investigating these misdeeds, and if we have evidence of his wrongdoing, we will seek to extradite him," interim Justice Minister Bernard Gousse said in an interview.
NEWS
May 18, 1992 | KENNETH FREED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Organization of American States, angered and frustrated by the defiance of Haiti's military government, voted Sunday to tighten its embargo against the tiny Caribbean nation as punishment for its continued failure to end dictatorial rule and permit the return of ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
NEWS
January 13, 1992 | KENNETH FREED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The telltale signs are everywhere--the swollen bellies, the orange hair, the resigned looks in the glazed eyes--all evidence of the severe hunger and malnutrition flowing from the world's economic embargo of Haiti. The vegetable fields and the rice plots are empty. There is little gasoline to transport produce, no fertilizer, no money to buy seeds.
NEWS
November 17, 1991 | KENNETH FREED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Anyone who thinks economic embargoes don't work should come to Haiti, a land fast running out of fuel, electricity and patience. "This place is about to explode," is heard so often that it sounds like the national motto, along with, "The people just won't take much more."
WORLD
February 15, 2004 | Carol J. Williams, Times Staff Writer
The chalkboard inside the tin-roof schoolhouse bears the remnants of a science lesson from six months ago. But the man at the head of the class is interested in a different kind of chemistry. Gang leader Buter Metayer commands the Cannibal Army created four years ago by President Jean-Bertrand Aristide to menace his political opponents. Now, Metayer has turned the Haitian president's guns on the government.
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