OAS Observers' Arrival Renews Hope in Haiti Group Will Visit Countryside to Document Human Rights Abuses
Kathie Klarreich, Monitor, The Christian Science Monitor
CARNIVAL in Haiti is normally a time of festive abandon. This year Haitians seem to be celebrating the arrival of Lent with renewed vigor, hopeful that the deployment of a joint Organization of American States (OAS) and United Nations (UN) civilian mission will end their 17-month-old crisis.
Maneuvering their way through throngs of Carnival goers, an initial group of 40 OAS observers entered Haiti Sunday, under an agreement brokered by UN Special Envoy Dante Caputo.
While the ultimate goal of the mission is to secure a safe return for Haiti's first democratically elected president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the mission has also been mandated to help reform the …
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Publication information: Article title: OAS Observers' Arrival Renews Hope in Haiti Group Will Visit Countryside to Document Human Rights Abuses. Contributors: Kathie Klarreich, Monitor - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: February 16, 1993. Page number: 8. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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