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Haiti / Elections #559108

NBC Evening News for Friday, Jan 08, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Haiti president elecs. reported rescheduled. Violence of previous election reviewed. State Department spokesperson quoted. Report introduced.

(Port-au-Prince, Haiti: Ed Rabel) Haiti reported plagued with violence since Jean-Claude Duvalier exile. [Haitian political Maumpas AUGUSTE - says ready to die for freedom.] Haitians quoted regarding military rule. General Henri Namphy mentioned blamed for election violence; scenes shown. Death toll cited. [Haiti expert George FARIO - says Namphy didn't try to stop violence.] Duvalier supporters reported on new ballot; details given. Opposition cands. reported urging election boycott. [Haitian political Louis DEJOIE - explains why election should be boycotted.] Reagan administration officials quoted. [Assistant secretary of state Elliott ABRAMS - comments on situation.] Haitian military spokesperson quoted. Haitian art shown.

Brokaw, Tom;
Rabel, Ed

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