October 6, 1994 |
U.S. officials said Wednesday that they expect Lt. Gen. Raoul Cedras to step down before the deadline of Oct. 15, but they have warned the Haitian strongman--just in case--that he will be arrested by American troops if he tries to stay in power. "If he's still behind his desk, we'll arrest him," one senior official said. Officials said they have seen increasing signs that Cedras will retire and leave Haiti entirely. "His interest in staying is declining," one aide said. But Brig. Gen.
April 4, 1989 |
The government said today that it freed three military commanders who led a failed coup attempt and gave them safe passage to the United States. Mutinous soldiers surrendered control of the airport and returned to their barracks. State television announced Lt. Col. Himmler Rebu, commander of the Leopards Battalion; Col. Phillipe Biamby, commander of the presidential guard, and Col. Leonce Qualo, an administrative officer at army headquarters, were freed.
April 5, 1989 |
The government bowed to pressure from mutinous soldie1 rs and said Tuesday that it has released from jail and deported three army officers who tried to overthrow Haiti's leader, Lt. Gen. Prosper Avril. Rebels surrendered control of the international airport, which reopened Tuesday for the first time since Sunday's coup attempt. The U.S. Embassy here said there no longer appeared to be any active resistance in the army to the government.
September 25, 1994 |
There was a picture of a carnival procession, men, women and children wearing bright masks. Of a morning. . .The harsh colors gave an impression of gaiety, the drummers and trumpeters seemed about to play a lively air. Only when you came closer you saw how ugly the masks were and how the masquers surrounded a cadaver in grave-clothes; then the primitive colors went flat. . .Wherever that picture hung, I would feel Haiti close to me.