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Haiti / Government Collapse #101267

ABC Evening News for Friday, Feb 07, 1986
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(Studio: Peter jennings) Report introduced.

(Port-au-Prince, Haiti: Peter Collins) Collapse of Jean-Claude Duvalier's government and his flight to exile in France examined; scenes shown. [PEOPLE - are jubilant.] General Henri Namphy said heading ruling council with human rights association director and critic of Duvalier's private army, the Tonton Macoute, Gerard Gourgue as member Rioters' attacks on homes and property of Macoute members noted.

(Miami, Florida: Jeanne Meserve) Reaction in Haitian community here to Duvalier's downfall examined; scenes shown. [Father Gerard JEAN-JUSTE - wants democrat government] Similar response in Boston's Haitian community mentioned, shown. [State Department spokesperson Bernard KALB - thinks Duvalier's decision was correct.] Role of United States in government's collapse and Duvalier's exile in France described. [Defense Secretary Caspar WEINBERGER - explains providing Duvalier transportation out of Haiti.]

Reporter(s):
Collins, Peter;
Meserve, Jeanne;
jennings, Peter
Duration:
00:04:00

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