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#3915: What is Mike Norton on? Chamberlain comments on Arthur (fwd)
From: Greg Chamberlain <GregChamberlain@compuserve.com>
> Charles Arthur wrote:
> Re Mike Norton's 24 May AP wire:
> this piece of reporting is scandalous for its inaccuracy and political
> Is Mike Norton a independent journalist reporting for the AP in an as
> impartial way as possible, or is he a mouthpiece for the absurd claims of
> the anti-Lavalas political parties? We should be told.
The alarming wave of arrests of opposition figures which has quickly
followed the election could, I suppose, be a "provocation," or an
"absurd" invention of "the anti-Lavalas parties." You never know...
As Kathy Grey points out, there are dozens of joke "opposition parties"
composed of one man, his wife and a couple of pals, which are
solemnly taken seriously outside Haiti (partly because people believe
the discours of the "leader politique"). However, the arrests seem to be
mainly of OPL figures, a more serious political group. What on earth
can Lavalas (the government) be afraid of if they have just won a
Can anyone explain? Charles?