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8150: Journalist Question (fwd)
From: A Wellington <firstname.lastname@example.org>
An earlier post from Michael Deibert begins.....
Notes from the Last Testament
May 1, 2001
In downtown Port-au-Prince, two great landmarks serve as symbols of change
in Haiti, one reflecting the country's progress, the other its ever-present
turbulence. Champ de Mars, the huge pedestrian square immediately west of
the white-marbled National Palace, where the Duvaliers and their violent
protégés ruled Haiti for over thirty years, was once little more than a
rubbishy wasteland, its proximity to the Casernes Dessalines military
barracks only adding to the sense of danger and uncertainty the area evoked.
I know this is all somewhat old news by now, but does anybody know anything
about this writer? I keep coming back to this article...It seems to get at
something important, a way of telling the story of the situation in Haiti
that's not being an apologist or sycophant for either FL or the Convergence.
The realization of Lavalas' huge support all the while entertaining a
specter of fascism that Chavannes raises and, above all, actually moving
about and talking to a lot of people who don't speak English and hang out
with reporters...Well, it just struck me is all....