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Haiti / Government Collapse #308602

CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 07, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Collapse of Haitian dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier's government with his exile in France reported; scenes shown.

(Port-au-Prince, Haiti: Jerry Bowen) Celebration here over Duvalier regime's fall examined; scenes shown. Corruption of Duvalier and his father, Francois "Papa Doc" Duvalier, reviewed; role of their private army Tonton Macoute and public's attacks on them today noted. Scenes shown. Basis of strong pro-US sentiment explained.

(NYC: Bob Simon) Reactions of Haitian communities in Miami and Boston to Duvalier's collapse noted; scenes shown. Family's rule reviewed; "Baby Doc's" government, include use of Tonton Macoute, and role of wife Michele in his downfall discussed. Eva Peron mentioned.

(DC: Bill McLaughlin) [President REAGAN - is committed to helping Haiti.] United States Air Force's transportation of Duvalier and family to exile noted. [Defense Secretary Caspar WEINBERGER - explains aiding dictator's flight.] [Representative Michael BARNES - thinks United States image as supporter of dictatorships will improve.] [Overseas Dvt. Council spokesperson Richard FEINBERG - hopes Fidel Castro-type government can be avoided.] [Opposition leader Marc BAZIN - praises United States role in government's fall.]

Bowen, Jerry;
McLaughlin, Bill;
Rather, Dan;
Simon, Bob

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