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28941: Sontaine (comment) Response to Whites query (fwd)
From Georges Sontaine:
Randall White asks
“When did armed gangs from Cite Soliel ever march around the capital - let
alone unchallenged? When did armed gangs from Cite Soliel attack unarmed
citizens or commit massacres? When did armed gangs from Cite Soliel attack
power stations, dams, water supplies, radio stations, journalists, priests,
missionaries, doctors or hospitals? “
The below articles I have collected (in chronological order) from many
journalists will help enlighten him:
Haitian Militants Losing Faith in President's Promise
by Michael Deibert
August 28 - September 3, 2002
Political Violence Rules Cité Soleil
By Anne Fuller
The Miami Herald, November 26, 2003
Haitian Gangs Combat Demonstrators
All Things Considered, February 10, 2004
In Haiti, protests for and against the government of President Jean Bertrande
Aristide have become a daily occurrence. And so have attacks on demonstrators
by armed gangs called "chimere."
Militias' might key to Aristide's grip on power
By Steven Dudley, Boston Globe Correspondent,
February 19, 2004
Militants attack anti-Aristide protesters
By Mark Stevenson
February 22, 2004
Town taken from rebels feels heat of reprisal
Accusations of brutality by pro-Aristide militias in the city of St. Marc show
why there is little support for the president as rebels try to topple him.
The Miami Herald
Tue, Feb. 24, 2004
Film links Aristide to warlords
A new feature documentary shows how gang members in Haiti allegedly became
former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide's private army.
By Joe Mozingo, The Miami Herald
Posted on Mon, Mar. 20, 2006
Some of the Stevenson article ("Militants loyal to Jean-Bertrand Aristide have
attacked protesters demanding the Haitian strongman resign with barrages of
shotgun fire, rocks and bottles.") might be of particular interest to White.
There, doesn't it feel better to let the truth in?
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