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The Army, Duvalier was well aware, had historically been the undoing of one
Haitian ruler and the maker of the next. In his own case this was true: he had
risen to power with help from the armed forces after the previous President was
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 "attaches." 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