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Haiti / Elections / Violence #106710

ABC Evening News for Monday, Nov 30, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Port-au-Prince, Haiti: Peter Collins) Violence on election day yesterday at polling places in Haiti reported; details given, scenes shown. Terrorists said remnants of army of exiled president Jean-Claude Duvalier called Tontons Macoute. [Haitian political leader Eddy SAINT PIERRE - says Duvalier and Tontons Macoute want to destroy democracy in Haiti.] Street attacks by Tontons Macoute gangs reported; scenes shown. [Ex-US ambassador to El Salvador Robert WHITE - says army worked with terrorists against democracy.] Elec. commission reported cancelling elecs. following attacks. New elecs. said to be under rules of Haitian leader General Henri Namphy. [WHITE - says won't be free elecs. under Namphy.] Haiti military reported ignoring United States pressure for elecs. Little hope for end of terror reported

(DC: Jeanne Meserve) Cutting off of aid by United States to Haiti reported; details given. [States Department spokesperson Charles REDMAN - says United States disapproves of actions in Haiti.] Call for more drastic action in Haiti noted. [Congress Task Force on Haiti delegate Walter FAUNTROY - calls for international leadership from US.] State Department's position that Haiti must solve own problems noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Wounding of ABC crewmen Javier Carillo and Alfredo Mejia during violence yesterday reported; details given.

Collins, Peter;
Jennings, Peter;
Meserve, Jeanne

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