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Haiti and Regis Debray

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I don't know if you saw the series on Haiti in last week's Times--pretty good-- "pretty, pretty good "as Larry David might say.One section concerns the reaction of the French to Aristide's call for reparations. Who do you think led the so-called Commission that France formed to "consider" the question, and by consider I mean "absolutely refuse to consider," and then went to Haiti to not-so-subtly threaten Aristide with the fate of Allende if he didn't drop it? None other than Regis Debray--- the erstwhile champion  of Third World liberation struggles, Castro's biggest fan. And the epilogue: while he Aristide wasn't murdered, he was indeed removed from power by the US with French connivance.

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 I don't know if you saw the series on Haiti in last week's Times--pretty good-- "pretty, pretty good "as Larry David might say.

One section concerns the reaction of the French to Aristide's call for reparations. Who do you think led the so-called Commission that France formed to "consider" the question, and by consider I mean "absolutely refuse to consider," and then went to Haiti to not-so-subtly threaten Aristide with the fate of Allende if he didn't drop it? 

None other than Regis Debray--- the erstwhile champion  of Third World liberation struggles, Castro's biggest fan. 

And the epilogue: while he Aristide wasn't murdered, he was indeed removed from power by the US with French connivance.



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