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November 24, 1995 | From Associated Press
The wave of violence that threatens to engulf Haiti's presidential election campaign claimed at least three more victims Thursday, one of them a 6-year-old child waiting at a bus stop. The schoolgirl was standing on the street in the Port-au-Prince slum of Cite Soleil about 7 a.m. when she was shot. The killing sparked clashes with police in which at least two others died. Some witnesses said up to five people were killed.
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October 10, 1999 | From Times Wire Services
A former Haitian army colonel who was expected to head a controversial government post that oversees the police was killed by gunmen in Port-au-Prince, local radio stations reported Saturday. Former Col. Jean Lamy was shot several times in the head Friday evening while driving down Lalue Street, a major thoroughfare in Port-au-Prince, the capital.
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January 13, 1999 | Associated Press
Bypassing a hostile Parliament, Haitian President Rene Preval told the nation that he will create a new government by decree. Hours later, motorcycle gunmen opened fire Tuesday on Preval's sister's car, wounding her and killing the driver. Preval's announcement late Monday aimed to break a 19-month stalemate that has left Haiti without a functioning government and halted the flow of aid to this impoverished Caribbean nation.
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January 13, 1999 | Associated Press
Bypassing a hostile Parliament, Haitian President Rene Preval told the nation that he will create a new government by decree. Hours later, motorcycle gunmen opened fire Tuesday on Preval's sister's car, wounding her and killing the driver. Preval's announcement late Monday aimed to break a 19-month stalemate that has left Haiti without a functioning government and halted the flow of aid to this impoverished Caribbean nation.
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September 2, 1995 | Reuters
A French member of the U.N. peacekeeping force in Haiti was shot in the head by an unidentified assailant and critically wounded, U.N. sources said Friday. Marshall Christian Marginier, 36, a member of the U.N. civilian police force in the western town of Petit Goave, was preparing to go to bed when he was shot in the head Thursday night from a distance of about 10 yards, U.N. spokesman Eric Falt said. Marginier was flown to a hospital in Miami, he said. A U.N.
NEWS
December 13, 1995 | From Associated Press
Gunmen fired at the home of an opposition presidential candidate Tuesday, marring what has been a relatively peaceful campaign to choose a successor to Jean-Bertrand Aristide. An unrelated shooting Monday by a police officer renewed concerns about Haiti's security once United Nations troops leave in February, ending a foreign occupation that restored Aristide to power 15 months ago.
NEWS
September 13, 1988
The United States condemned the military government of Haiti for failing to take action against armed attacks on church worshipers and opposition figures. At least five people were killed and 60 wounded Sunday when two dozen men burst into the church of a militant Roman Catholic priest, Father Jean-Bertrand Aristide, and shot or stabbed terrified parishioners. Aristide, an outspoken critic of Haiti's military rulers, escaped unhurt and went into hiding.
NEWS
June 22, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Four unidentified gunmen opened fire outside a meeting in Port-au-Prince between trade unionists and the Council of State, killing one person and wounding two. Serge Villard, the private sector's representative on the council, was one of the wounded, according to spokesman Venel Remarais. The council is a quasi-legislative body that has a key role in organizing democratic elections this fall.
NEWS
November 12, 1994 | From Reuters
A bodyguard of the U.S. ambassador to Haiti is the chief suspect in the killings of two Haitian employees of the embassy who were shot during an armed robbery, a U.S. official said Friday. U.S. Embassy spokesman Stanley Schrager said American officials want to question Francois College, 25, in connection with the robbery and killings. Schrager would not say whether College was U.S. Ambassador William L. Swing's bodyguard, but another U.S.
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November 7, 1987 | United Press International
Assailants firing machine guns attacked a presidential candidate's home and the headquarters of two political parties Friday in the fourth day of violence preceding Haiti's first elections in 30 years. Radio Metropole and Radio Haiti Inter said a man guarding the home of Gregoire Eugene, a candidate for the centrist Social Christian Party in the Nov. 29 polls, was shot in the knee and taken to a hospital. There were no other reports of casualties in the early morning attacks.
NEWS
December 13, 1995 | From Associated Press
Gunmen fired at the home of an opposition presidential candidate Tuesday, marring what has been a relatively peaceful campaign to choose a successor to Jean-Bertrand Aristide. An unrelated shooting Monday by a police officer renewed concerns about Haiti's security once United Nations troops leave in February, ending a foreign occupation that restored Aristide to power 15 months ago.
NEWS
November 24, 1995 | From Associated Press
The wave of violence that threatens to engulf Haiti's presidential election campaign claimed at least three more victims Thursday, one of them a 6-year-old child waiting at a bus stop. The schoolgirl was standing on the street in the Port-au-Prince slum of Cite Soleil about 7 a.m. when she was shot. The killing sparked clashes with police in which at least two others died. Some witnesses said up to five people were killed.
NEWS
September 2, 1995 | Reuters
A French member of the U.N. peacekeeping force in Haiti was shot in the head by an unidentified assailant and critically wounded, U.N. sources said Friday. Marshall Christian Marginier, 36, a member of the U.N. civilian police force in the western town of Petit Goave, was preparing to go to bed when he was shot in the head Thursday night from a distance of about 10 yards, U.N. spokesman Eric Falt said. Marginier was flown to a hospital in Miami, he said. A U.N.
NEWS
November 12, 1994 | From Reuters
A bodyguard of the U.S. ambassador to Haiti is the chief suspect in the killings of two Haitian employees of the embassy who were shot during an armed robbery, a U.S. official said Friday. U.S. Embassy spokesman Stanley Schrager said American officials want to question Francois College, 25, in connection with the robbery and killings. Schrager would not say whether College was U.S. Ambassador William L. Swing's bodyguard, but another U.S.
NEWS
June 22, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Four unidentified gunmen opened fire outside a meeting in Port-au-Prince between trade unionists and the Council of State, killing one person and wounding two. Serge Villard, the private sector's representative on the council, was one of the wounded, according to spokesman Venel Remarais. The council is a quasi-legislative body that has a key role in organizing democratic elections this fall.
NEWS
September 13, 1988
The United States condemned the military government of Haiti for failing to take action against armed attacks on church worshipers and opposition figures. At least five people were killed and 60 wounded Sunday when two dozen men burst into the church of a militant Roman Catholic priest, Father Jean-Bertrand Aristide, and shot or stabbed terrified parishioners. Aristide, an outspoken critic of Haiti's military rulers, escaped unhurt and went into hiding.
NEWS
July 30, 1987 | Associated Press
Soldiers fired into a crowd of about 2,500 protesters marching Wednesday to condemn members of the disbanded Tontons Macoutes private militia, killing at least eight people and wounding 15, witnesses said.
NEWS
October 10, 1999 | From Times Wire Services
A former Haitian army colonel who was expected to head a controversial government post that oversees the police was killed by gunmen in Port-au-Prince, local radio stations reported Saturday. Former Col. Jean Lamy was shot several times in the head Friday evening while driving down Lalue Street, a major thoroughfare in Port-au-Prince, the capital.
NEWS
November 7, 1987 | United Press International
Assailants firing machine guns attacked a presidential candidate's home and the headquarters of two political parties Friday in the fourth day of violence preceding Haiti's first elections in 30 years. Radio Metropole and Radio Haiti Inter said a man guarding the home of Gregoire Eugene, a candidate for the centrist Social Christian Party in the Nov. 29 polls, was shot in the knee and taken to a hospital. There were no other reports of casualties in the early morning attacks.
OPINION
August 23, 1987 | Bernard Diederich, Bernard Diederich published and edited the Haiti Sun, a weekly newspaper, for 14 years until the 1960s and is co-author of "Papa Doc and the Truth about Haiti Today" (McGraw-Hill)
The Haitian army is aiming at the Haitian press. On one particularly harrowing day last month, soldiers shot and wounded two Haitian newsmen while another group of soldiers opened fire on eight foreign journalists, killing a young Haitian who had been accompanying them. The crux of the problem is the army's frustration with Haiti's new liberal constitution that was overwhelmingly endorsed in a spring referendum.
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