CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jan 14, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Studio: Mike Wallace) Haiti elecs. discussed. Scenes shown of Port-au- Prince, Haiti, election day violence; details given. Major cands. reported boycotting elecs. [Former presidential candidate Louis DEJOIE - comments on existing corruption in Haiti.] Dipls.' predictions regarding Tontons Macoute and Jean-Claude Duvalierists noted. General Henri Namphy's promise to lead Haiti to democrat remembered. [DEJOIE - says Namphy fooled all.] [In 1987, Assistant Secretary of State Elliott ABRAMS - says Haiti progressing toward democrat] Abrams noted refusing comment. American ambassador quoted regarding November 1987 elecs. [Representative Walter FAUNTROY - describes Haitian situation.] US-Haiti relations reviewed; scenes shown. Fauntroy quoted. American embassy's position noted. Haitians shown leaving Port-au-Prince for hills. [MAN - says avoiding elec. violence.] Haitians' fears discussed. [Former presidential candidate Marc BAZIN - says is discouraged.] Haitian election procedures outlined.
(Studio: DR, Mike Wallace) Next Haitian president noted being Namphy's puppet.
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