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October 12, 1991 | WILLIAM J. EATON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The post-coup government on Friday named as its prime minister Jean-Jacques Honorat, a human rights activist who once served under Francois (Papa Doc) Duvalier. Honorat immediately proposed negotiations with the Organization of American States concerning the conditional return to power of deposed President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
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October 12, 1991 | WILLIAM J. EATON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The post-coup government on Friday named as its prime minister Jean-Jacques Honorat, a human rights activist who once served under Francois (Papa Doc) Duvalier. Honorat immediately proposed negotiations with the Organization of American States concerning the conditional return to power of deposed President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
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November 30, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The State Department rejected a proposal by Haiti's interim government to hold national elections early next year and again called for international mediation to resolve that country's political crisis. Jean-Jacques Honorat, Haiti's interim prime minister, has proposed holding the elections Jan. 5, saying that it offers a constitutional way out of the two-month crisis.
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January 23, 1992 | Associated Press
More than 1,500 people have been killed in Haiti in a campaign of political repression since the military coup in September, Amnesty International has reported. The London-based human rights group issued a lengthy report that blames security forces for massacres in Haitian slums, political arrests, torture, disappearances and regular attacks on labor, community and church groups.
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June 6, 1993 | From Reuters
The country's military-backed government announced the appointment of four new ministers hours after President Clinton unveiled sweeping sanctions in hopes of hastening the restoration of democracy to the troubled Caribbean nation. The Cabinet shuffle, made public late Friday on government radio, was immediately denounced by political observers in Haiti as "cosmetic." Clinton's tough new economic sanctions will affect members of Haiti's Cabinet, army high command and dozens of lesser officials.
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November 29, 1991 | From Newsday
In a bold display of hostility to the Organization of American States, Haiti's army-installed leader Thursday announced presidential elections for Jan. 5 and the Senate demanded reparations for damage caused by an OAS economic embargo against the country. Part of the boldness seemed to arise from a feeling of elation over the arrival of a Liberian-flagged tanker carrying more than 110,000 barrels of oil.
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June 3, 1992 | From Associated Press
The military-backed interim government designated a conservative politician Tuesday to become Haiti's new leader, state-run National Radio said. Marc Bazin, a former World Bank official and businessman, is to assume the post of prime minister and run a consensus government under a plan backed by the army and many politicians. Bazin's appointment has been opposed by the international community and supporters of ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
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November 9, 1991 | Times Wire Services
The provisional government issued an arrest order for ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, state radio reported Friday, ahead of talks with foreign governments that want him reinstated. It also ordered the arrest of four other men, including Aristide's prime minister. State television said the men are wanted in an investigation of the death of a prominent Aristide critic and the arrest and alleged torture of a navy officer's wife.
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March 7, 1992 | KENNETH FREED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Joseph Nerette, the figurehead president of Haiti's military-run regime, on Friday defied an internationally arranged agreement to return ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide to power and end a choking economic embargo. Saying he would not resign his post, Nerette told the National Assembly that the agreement "violates" the Haitian constitution and is the result of unacceptable foreign interference in Haiti's internal affairs.
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December 31, 1991 | PAUL RICHTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Systematic human rights abuses continue in Haiti, three groups said Monday, disputing the Bush Administration's contention that no Haitians who have fled their homeland have been persecuted since being returned to the strife-torn Caribbean nation. After a recent trip to Haiti, Americas Watch, the National Coalition for Haitian Refugees and Physicians for Human Rights said the regime that seized control on Sept. 30 has terrorized poor neighborhoods.
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March 13, 1992 | KENNETH FREED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the eve of what was to be a crucial vote on an agreement to end Haiti's crushing economic and political crisis, a key Western official was asked how long the accord could hold. Without a moment's hesitation, he looked at his watch. His reflexive action to measure the agreement's chances in hours and minutes brought laughter from visiting reporters.
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