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January 8, 1995 | From Reuters
The headquarters of Haiti's military--the once-feared symbol of tyranny in the Caribbean nation--is to be turned into the offices for the recently created Ministry for Women's Affairs, a presidential decree issued Saturday said. The decree provides a home for the women's ministry that has been without a base since its inception in November. It was unclear when Minister Lyse-Marie Dejean will move into her new office or where the new seat of the army will be.
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January 8, 1995 | From Reuters
The headquarters of Haiti's military--the once-feared symbol of tyranny in the Caribbean nation--is to be turned into the offices for the recently created Ministry for Women's Affairs, a presidential decree issued Saturday said. The decree provides a home for the women's ministry that has been without a base since its inception in November. It was unclear when Minister Lyse-Marie Dejean will move into her new office or where the new seat of the army will be.
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June 3, 1990 | SUSANA HAYWARD, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Women till the poor land, toil in sweatshops and perform the other drudgery that moves Haiti's meager economy, but the choice of a woman as president in March was their first real taste of power. "They dominate in agriculture, trade and industry," sociologist Daniele Bazin said. "They, in fact, run this country." Until Ertha Pascal-Trouillot, 46, was installed March 26, women were virtually excluded from power in Haiti, which has been ruled by dictators through much of its 186 years.
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June 3, 1990 | SUSANA HAYWARD, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Women till the poor land, toil in sweatshops and perform the other drudgery that moves Haiti's meager economy, but the choice of a woman as president in March was their first real taste of power. "They dominate in agriculture, trade and industry," sociologist Daniele Bazin said. "They, in fact, run this country." Until Ertha Pascal-Trouillot, 46, was installed March 26, women were virtually excluded from power in Haiti, which has been ruled by dictators through much of its 186 years.
OPINION
March 18, 1990
Suddenly the Third World looks to be more of a woman's world. First in the Philippines, two years later in Pakistan, early this month in Nicaragua and just last week in Haiti, women have taken the reins of government and the rigors of reform. Meet former Supreme Court Justice Ertha Pascal-Trouillot, the new provisional president of Haiti, the pivotal figure for an epochal change from military to civilian government.
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December 14, 1986 | Laurien Alexander
WOMEN IN THE WORLD: AN INTERNATIONAL ATLAS by Joni Seager and Ann Olson (Touchstone/Simon & Schuster: A Pluto Press Project: $12.95, paperback). Behind every statistic describing human existence, there is a woman's story to be told. Down every path of human endeavor, one finds the female experience. Too often, however, that story has been ignored or devalued. "Women in the World: An International Atlas" is one significant step toward rectification of that injustice.
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November 18, 1990 | Rita Mae Brown, Brown's most recent novel is "Wish You Were Here" (Bantam), co-authored by her cat, Sneaky Pie Brown.
"The Witching Hour" unfolds like a poisonous lotus blossom redolent with luxurious evil. Or so it would seem to a Medieval or "born -again" Christian. For those Christians and non-Christians not fearful of stories about unearthly powers, witches and secular resurrections, this novel will delight the senses. Author Anne Rice uses her beloved New Orleans to good effect. Of all American cities, it is the least Puritan and the most resistant to English priggishness.
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