RECENT REMARKS BY PRESIDENT DUVALIER TO HIS FAMILY AND CLOSE ASSOCIATES CONCERN

Created: 6/9/1964

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that the foreign powers were aware now that the lifetime presidencyerious matter, because not only the army, the militia, and all the haitian people supported him but also the judiciary which recently came to him to pay homage . now that the judiciary has manifested its allegiance to the principles of the duvalieri st revolution, duvalier stated, there remained only two more tasks to accomplish. one will be the rallying together and fusing of all classes of Haitian society; the other will be a

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ARROGANT FASHION AND TALKBIG-SHOT WHITE MAN" AS WAS

DONE DURING THE ERA OF" THE CHARTER OF CHAPULTEPEC AND THE MONROE

DOCTRINE WHEN "THE BIG ONES USED TO EAT THE LITTLEUT NOW,

ACCORDING TO DUVALIER, THINGS ARE DIFFERENT, AND THESE TACTICS

CAN NO LONGER SUCCEED. DUVALIER MENTIONED THAT AMBASSADOR TIMMONS

HADHE RETURN OF TOURISTS, AND THE REOPENING

NITED STATES AID MISSION IN HAITI.. (AMBASSADOR'S COMMENT:

REFERENCELEARLY REFERS TO INTER-AMERI CAN DEVELOPMENT

BANK LOAN, WHICH WAS AMONG SUBJECTS DISCUSSED AT VARIOUS TIMES

BETWEEN FOREIGN MINISTER CHALMERS AND AMBASSADOR ALTHOUGH SUCH

LOAN NOT "PROMISED" BY US GOVERNMENT SINCE IT MADE BY INTERNATIOAL

LENDING ORGANIZATION. RESUMPTION OF TOURISM ALSO DISCUSSED BETWEEN

CHALMERS AND AMBASSADOR. BUT RECPENING OF AID MISSION HAS- ohkmihation coniiou

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IN SUCH DISCUSSIONS.) IN RETURN, DUVALlER CONTINUED, THE AMERICANS WANT THE ESTABLISHMENT OF REPRESENTATIVE DEMXRACY AND ADDED, "AS IF THIS LITTLE HAITI, THIS HAITI NOW, WAS MADE FOR DEMOCRACY." IF THIS HAPPENED, DUVAL IER STATED, HE WOULD BE OVERTHROWNAY, AND PEOPLE WOULD SAY AS THEY DID DURING THE TIME OF FORMER PRESIDENT DUMARSAISE THAT HE HAD LOST CONTROL OF THE SITUATION. DUVALlER TOLD THE GROUP THAT WHEN THE AMERICANS PROMISED SOMETHING, ITOKE, AND ASKED WHERE WEREHE TOURIST BOATS THAT WERE SUPPOSED TO COME TWO OR THREEEEK, AND THE NAVAL SHIPS THAT WERE SUPPOSED TO COME EVERY SATURDAY ANDGUN SALUTES. (AMBASSADOR'S COMMENT %

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IN DISCUSSIONS BETWEEN CHALMERS AND AMBASSADOR, IT/NEVER INDICATED

GRACE LINE CRUISE SHIPS WOULD COME "TWO OR THREEEEK".

US NAVAL VISITS HAVE ALSO BEEN DISCUSSED, BUT AMBASSADOR HAS MADE

CLEAR THAT NO REGULAR SCHEDULE WAS INVOLVED. QUESTION OF FIRING

SALUTES HAS NEVER ARISEN, AND AMBASSADOR HAS MADE CLEAR VISITS

WERE ONLY FOR LIBERTY PURPOSES.)

I*. DUVALlER CONCEDED THAT TIMMONS WAS AN INTELLIGENT AND TRICKY

WHITE MAN, DUVALlER ADDED, HOWEVER, THAT DUVALlER WAS BOTH A

BROWN NEGRO AND AFRICAN, THAT HE HAD THE GUINEA HEN AS HIS

SYMBOL AS HITLER HAD THE SWASTIKA AS HIS, AND THAT

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HEN AS ITS SYMBOL. DUVALlER ADMIRES THE GUINEA HEN, BECAUSE IT ECEPTIVE BIRD VERY DIFFICULT TO CATCH.)

THAT BY PLAYING THE GAME SHREWDLY WITH THE AMERICANS, HE "WOULD HAVE THEM." DUVALlER CONCLUDED BY SAYING THAT THE AMERICANS WERE GOING TO GIVE HIM MONEY AND WOULD BE FORCED TO COOPERATE WITH HIM, BECAUSE THE WHOLE HAITIAN NATION WAS DEMANDING THE LIFETIME PRESIDENCY.

6. FIELD DISSEM: STATE, ARMY, CINCLANT, CINCSO.

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