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Up on Avenue John Brown in the hills of Pétionville , the wealthy suburb above
the capital , the Army had surrounded the Macoute headquarters . Paul Véricain ,
better known as Tonton Paul , stood in front of the building with some of his men ...
Without arms , you cannot force an army to change . There are only two ways to
push a military dictatorship aside without arms . On the one hand , you can try to
divide the Army up against itself and gain a strong faction that favors change .
They wanted all paramilitary groups abolished ; they asked for an end to the
recent practice of bringing former Tontons Macoute and other hangers - on into
the Army as armed " attachés . ” The ti soldats also demanded that the Casernes
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The rainy season: Haiti since DuvalierUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
This welcome interpretation of Haiti provides many insights into a country that few North Americans understand. Wilentz, a journalist, captures the complex cultural ambience and mystery of domestic ... Read full review