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Haiti / Elections / Violence #106678

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Nov 29, 1987
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Report introduced.

(Port-au-Prince, Haiti: Peter Collins) Violence on night before elecs. and election day in Haiti reported; details given, scenes shown. Elec. commission reported cancelling voting following attacks on voters; scenes shown. Attacks by gunmen on ABC crewmen Javier Carillo and Alfredo Mejia reported Roles of military government and terror network left over from Jean-Claude Duvalier's regime, the Tontons Macoute, in breaking up elecs. discussed. Prospect of more violence in Haiti mentioned.

(DC: Jeanne Meserve) Stmt. from White House on cancellation of elecs. in Haiti reported [On CBS, Secretary of State George SHULTZ - blames Duvalier's supporters for violence.] Last Haitian election in 1957 recalled; scenes shown. Place of Francois and Jean-Claude Duvalier in Haitian history noted. Role of US in getting Duvalier to leave Haiti and in supporting current government of General Henri Namphy detailed. Possibility of United States cutting off aid to Haiti to get elec. rescheduled reported

(Studio: Sam Donaldson) State Department reported suspending aid to Haiti and recalling United States military personnel.

Collins, Peter;
Donaldson, Sam;
Meserve, Jeanne

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