Between War & Peace in Central America: Choices for Canada // Review
North, Liisa, Journal of Canadian Studies
Late in 1993, despite strong diplomatic pressure from the United Nations (UN), Haitian military dictator General Raul Cedras refused to honour a commitment to leave presidential office, and to allow the return of ousted president Jean - Bertrand Artstide. In October, under a UN security council mandate, Canada responded to Cedras's intransigence by sending warships to the Caribbean Sea, joining the United States in a United Nations - sanctioned commercial blockade of Haiti. Many Canadians were uneasy about this threat of military force against a small island nation. Haitians were quick to draw parallels in the international press between the blockade and abusive American marine …
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Publication information: Article title: Between War & Peace in Central America: Choices for Canada // Review. Contributors: North, Liisa - Author. Journal title: Journal of Canadian Studies. Volume: 29. Issue: 2 Publication date: Summer 1994. Page number: 176. © Trent University Fall 1996. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.