Haiti Update

October 11, 1994

Lt. Gen. Raoul Cedras resigned as Haiti's military leader and ** had to be protected from the crowd of Haitians. . He is expected to go into exile soon.

General Cedras' successor, Maj. Gen. Jean-Claude Duperval, asked his men to emulate the example of the U.S. military. "We want an orderly, disciplined army, answerable to the law," he said. It will also be a smaller army: Jean-Bertrand Aristide has pledged to trim it from 7,450 to 1,500 men and to transfer police functions to a civilian force.

General Duperval, hand-picked by Cedras to replace him, is one of 13 Haitian officers under investigation by the U.S. drug probers, a Justice Department report says.

The United States will expand a humanitarian aid package for Haiti. It has been sending food to Haiti for feeding programs and equipment for a jobs program that is expected to employ 50,000 Haitians by early next year. Officials want the program to reach 1.3 million Haitian children under 5, women and the elderly.

Baltimore Sun Articles
|
|
|
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.