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July 27, 1987
A Haitian government official visited the remote village of Jean Rabel where a pitched battle last week between two peasant groups left at least 50 dead. Anaise Chavenet, director of the Information Ministry, said she had a list of names of 10 people killed in the fighting and 54 wounded, but she indicated that the final toll is likely to be much higher.
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March 21, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Supporters of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide shot at a school run by Haiti's opposition leader and lobbed firebombs at an opposition office, raising the stakes in a standoff between the government and its foes. At least four people were reported wounded. Police fired tear gas to disperse the mob outside the school run by Gerard Gourgue, leader of the 15-party opposition alliance called Democratic Convergence.
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July 26, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
A clash Friday between peasants demanding land reform and mobs working for landowners may have killed 50 people and wounded more than 100, radio stations reported Saturday. A group of several hundred peasants en route to the northwestern village of Jean Rabel were ambushed by assailants, some of whom may have been members of deposed dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier's private army, the Tontons Macoutes, according to radio stations.
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March 19, 2000 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was just after sunset when "The Gift of God" mowed down dozens of men and women in this coastal town. Sixteen died on the spot as the passenger bus bearing the name "Le Cadeau de Dieu" barreled onto the roadside with lights dimmed. The driver fled on foot before police arrived. The owner has yet to be held accountable.
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December 28, 1994 | From Times Wire Services
U.S. troops maintained tight control of the Haitian army headquarters Tuesday, one day after a group of Haitian ex-soldiers stormed the building in a protest over back pay and military cuts. Four former soldiers were killed and at least six were injured Monday in the most dramatic clash since U.S. troops arrived in September to usher in the return of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. U.S.
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March 21, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Supporters of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide shot at a school run by Haiti's opposition leader and lobbed firebombs at an opposition office, raising the stakes in a standoff between the government and its foes. At least four people were reported wounded. Police fired tear gas to disperse the mob outside the school run by Gerard Gourgue, leader of the 15-party opposition alliance called Democratic Convergence.
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March 19, 2000 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was just after sunset when "The Gift of God" mowed down dozens of men and women in this coastal town. Sixteen died on the spot as the passenger bus bearing the name "Le Cadeau de Dieu" barreled onto the roadside with lights dimmed. The driver fled on foot before police arrived. The owner has yet to be held accountable.
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January 9, 1991 | DON A. SCHANCHE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Stained by the ashes of burned buildings, tires and bodies, Haiti's capital city slowly returned to normal Tuesday after mobs rampaged, demolishing even church properties, after an attempted coup d'etat. The death toll exceeded 50, according to an official who counted 44 burned and mutilated bodies in the city morgue alone.
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December 27, 1994 | From Associated Press
Scores of discharged soldiers stormed into army headquarters Monday to demand back pay, prompting gunfights that left four people dead and at least four wounded. When the shooting erupted, U.S. soldiers in the Haiti occupation force surrounded the building. A U.S. Army source said American military police exchanged fire with the ex-soldiers, who apparently were supported by some active-duty colleagues. It's unclear how many, if any, of those shot were hit by the U.S. soldiers.
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January 8, 1991 | DON A. SCHANCHE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A short-lived attempt to seize power by the reputed chief torturer of the Duvalier regime was put down by the Haitian army Monday. The abortive coup d'etat by followers of Roger Lafontant touched off the worst mob rampages in Haiti's bloody recent history, leaving a reported 40 people dead, many of them lynched in rings of burning rubber tires. Most of the victims appeared to be followers of Lafontant, who was interior minister under dictator Jean-Claude (Baby Doc) Duvalier.
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December 28, 1994 | From Times Wire Services
U.S. troops maintained tight control of the Haitian army headquarters Tuesday, one day after a group of Haitian ex-soldiers stormed the building in a protest over back pay and military cuts. Four former soldiers were killed and at least six were injured Monday in the most dramatic clash since U.S. troops arrived in September to usher in the return of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. U.S.
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December 27, 1994 | From Associated Press
Scores of discharged soldiers stormed into army headquarters Monday to demand back pay, prompting gunfights that left four people dead and at least four wounded. When the shooting erupted, U.S. soldiers in the Haiti occupation force surrounded the building. A U.S. Army source said American military police exchanged fire with the ex-soldiers, who apparently were supported by some active-duty colleagues. It's unclear how many, if any, of those shot were hit by the U.S. soldiers.
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January 28, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Rumors of a plot to free the jailed leader of a Jan. 6 coup attempt provoked street violence that left at least 10 people dead and 14 wounded, according to independent radio reports. The dead included four reputed agents of the ousted Duvalier family dictatorship lynched by a mob and six protesters shot by soldiers, the reports said.
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January 9, 1991 | DON A. SCHANCHE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Stained by the ashes of burned buildings, tires and bodies, Haiti's capital city slowly returned to normal Tuesday after mobs rampaged, demolishing even church properties, after an attempted coup d'etat. The death toll exceeded 50, according to an official who counted 44 burned and mutilated bodies in the city morgue alone.
NEWS
January 8, 1991 | DON A. SCHANCHE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A short-lived attempt to seize power by the reputed chief torturer of the Duvalier regime was put down by the Haitian army Monday. The abortive coup d'etat by followers of Roger Lafontant touched off the worst mob rampages in Haiti's bloody recent history, leaving a reported 40 people dead, many of them lynched in rings of burning rubber tires. Most of the victims appeared to be followers of Lafontant, who was interior minister under dictator Jean-Claude (Baby Doc) Duvalier.
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August 2, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Soldiers fired into a crowd of shoppers at a bustling downtown market here Saturday, killing four people and wounding at least five others, after a mob attacked a municipal truck carrying corpses to a paupers' grave, witnesses said. The mob mistakenly thought the truck was carrying victims fatally shot during a demonstration Wednesday, witnesses said.
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January 28, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Rumors of a plot to free the jailed leader of a Jan. 6 coup attempt provoked street violence that left at least 10 people dead and 14 wounded, according to independent radio reports. The dead included four reputed agents of the ousted Duvalier family dictatorship lynched by a mob and six protesters shot by soldiers, the reports said.
NEWS
July 29, 1987
Rioting erupted in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, amid mounting criticism of the government's failure to avert a massacre last week in Jean-Rabel, 140 miles northwest of the capital, that left at least 100 dead and hundreds wounded. Troops in the capital fired tear gas at several hundred demonstrators who threw stones, shouted anti-government slogans and set up barricades.
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