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Haiti / Elections / Violence #553902

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Nov 28, 1987
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Refusal of junta to allow monitoring of elecs. in Haiti by delegation from Congress reported Delegation of observers appointed by President Reagan reported allowed to watch elecs. Report introduced.

(Haiti: Jim Kaiserski) Preelec. violence in Haiti reported; details given, funeral scenes shown. Arrival of team from United States to observe elecs. reported Role of Reagan administration in persuading leader Jean-Claude Duvalier to leave Haiti last yr. noted. United States said supporting interim government of General Henri Namphy despite anti-government protests. [Roman Catholic Church spokesperson Reverend Jean ARISTIDES - says Reagan is killing Haitians by backing Namphy's government] Possibility that government may cancel elecs. noted. [Presidential candidate Louis DeJOIE - says ballots are arms for people.] Problems facing election in Haiti outlined. [Analyst Bill CROTY - says Haitians deserve credit if elecs. do come off.] Threat of election day violence mentioned.

Chung, Connie;
Kaiserski, Jim

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