LATIN AMERICA BRIEF (DELETED) FOR 14 JANUARY 1994.

Created: 1/14/1994

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SUBJECT: LATIN AMERICA

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14 JANUARY

PRIME MINISTER MALVAL HAS APPROACHED MILITARY LEADERS 'H A PLAN TO END THE COUNTRY'S ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL CRISIS.

EARLIER THIS CHIEF FRANCOIS PLAN AND ASKED HIM TO SUBMIT IT TO ARMY CHIEF CEDRAS. UNDER MALVAL HOULD REMAIN PRIME MINISTER AND MOULD PERSUADE TO 1HVOKE ARTICLE. GIVING HIM EXECUTIVE BLOCKING PRESIDENT ARISTIDE'S RETURN. HE ALSO PROMISED TO POSITIONS TO EACH MAJOR POLITICAL PARTY AND TO WITH IMF ARMED FORCES DURING INTERNATIONAL TALKS ON- RIGHTIST LEADERS

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CDMMENT' MALVAL MAY HAVE PROPOSED THE DEAL NON TO PREEMPT ARISTIDE'S AGENDA AT THE MIAMI CONFERENCE THIS HEEKEND. MILITARY LEADERS HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO SETTLE ON A STRATEGY FOR PREVENTING ARISTIDE'S RETURN. BUT CEDRAS AND FRANCO IS--UNDER THE PRESSURE OF INCREASING ECONOMIC HARDSHIPS AND THE GROU1HG POTENTIAL FORHALLENGEOM THE RIGHTWELCOME MALVAL'S PROPOSAL ASAY OUT OF THE DILEMMA. THE MILITARY PROBABLY COULD PERSUADE RECALCITRANT

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