Armed soldiers were not in evidence. At the airport it looked like business as usual. I was in Haiti as one of two observers sent by the Americas Watch Committee, which had set up an office in Port-au-Prince with the National Coalition for Haitian Refugees to monitor the election. I arrived on Friday, November 27, 1987, two days before the scheduled election. It had amazed my travel agent that the flight had been sold out. Apart from myself, three young men carrying photographic equipment, an...
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