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September 21, 1988 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, Times Staff Writer
A "sergeants' revolt" spread through Haiti's armed forces Tuesday as the country's newly installed military president appealed for calm to troops still celebrating their newly gained power. Noncommissioned officers and enlisted men ousted the commanders of army and police units in the capital and nearby districts, sometimes binding the officers and dumping them in front of the military headquarters building in Port-au-Prince.
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September 21, 1988 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, Times Staff Writer
A "sergeants' revolt" spread through Haiti's armed forces Tuesday as the country's newly installed military president appealed for calm to troops still celebrating their newly gained power. Noncommissioned officers and enlisted men ousted the commanders of army and police units in the capital and nearby districts, sometimes binding the officers and dumping them in front of the military headquarters building in Port-au-Prince.
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September 23, 1988 | DON A. SCHANCHE, Times Staff Writer
Lt. Gen. Prosper Avril, ruling Haiti side by side with army Sgt. Joseph Hebreux, succeeded in restoring calm to the capital Thursday as the purge of old-line military officers by their own enlisted men continued. Five days after a "sergeants' revolt" unseated and exiled Gen. Henri Namphy, a picture began to emerge of Avril, who was acclaimed president Sunday by the noncommissioned officers, as taking cautious control but still under the watchful eyes of the enlisted men. "Prosper Avril and Sgt.
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September 26, 1988 | DON A. SCHANCHE, Times Staff Writer
One week after a coup that was inspired by a bloody church massacre, the Roman Catholic bishops of Haiti sent a strong appeal Sunday for justice and democracy to Haiti's new military leaders and called urgently for intensified foreign aid to raise the impoverished country from the abyss.
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April 11, 1989 | DON A. SCHANCHE, Times Staff Writer
This country's military president, Gen. Prosper Avril, declared that the army rebellion against his rule had ended Monday, and he called on political leaders to help him speed the quest for a democratically elected civilian government. But Avril conceded that he might face lingering problems with one of the two battalions that mutinied after an unsuccessful coup d'etat attempt last week. The status of the Leopards Battalion remained unclear because, while its officers say they have given up the armed rebellion, the unit remains isolated at its base and is not yet clearly under Avril's control.
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September 30, 1988 | DON A. SCHANCHE, Times Staff Writer
Lt. Gen. Prosper Avril, Haiti's provisional president, pledged Thursday to establish a "durable" and "irreversible" democracy and asked for U.S. aid to help achieve that goal. Avril also promised an all-out fight against narcotics trafficking and the prompt disarming of the much-feared Tontons Macoutes, civilian thugs who have terrorized the population. In the first broad explanation of his military government's goals since the "sergeants' revolt" of Sept.
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September 29, 1988 | DON A. SCHANCHE, Times Staff Writer
The "sergeants' revolt" against the repressive military regime and the dramatic army housecleaning that followed have given Haiti its best chance since the fall of the Duvalier dictatorship to establish a true democracy and climb out of its economic quagmire, say political and civic leaders who two weeks ago had all but given up hope.
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September 25, 1988 | DON A. SCHANCHE, Times Staff Writer
Fears of an armed uprising by civilian thugs and graft-tainted officers deposed in Haiti's "sergeants' revolt" and hopes for clear and rapid steps toward long-thwarted democracy preoccupied both soldiers and political leaders Saturday as the officers and noncoms now running the country completed their first week of power in an atmosphere of unusual calm. The danger of a possible counterattack by loyalists of ousted Gen.
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