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A flatbed truck pulled up slowly through the crowd, and the music it was
transporting became louder and louder. The truck came to a halt in the middle of
the circle. Two men were standing in front, playing guitars between two old
Behind the circle of soldiers, the angry crowd. They wanted Tonton Paul's skin.
But Tonton Paul, a plumber by trade, was not just any Macoute. He was also the
mayor of Petionville. I asked him why he was still at his headquarters. He gave a
Everyone is running into things, walls, trees, someone tries to take your wallet in
the melee, hundreds of plastic thongs and sandals are lost and scattered as the
crowd flees. You never know when the gunfire will start or where it's coming from.
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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