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#4408: Haiti's battered faith (fwd)

From: Rosann Clements <rosann@onemain.com>

Haiti's battered faith
By Michael Deibert


Haiti, a country I love and where I lived for months in 1997, seems once
again to be drifting inexorably toward its own terrible, particular marriage
of anarchy and dictatorship. In the run-up to the parliamentary elections
that were held May 21 (where former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide's Fanmi
Lavalas party won 16 of 19 Senate seats outright), the country witnessed a
spate of political violence on a level not seen since the dark days of Raul
Cedras' military junta of the early 1990s.