STABILITY OF THE GOVERNMENT

Created: 8/23/1962

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OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND POPULATION,OVERNMENT OFFICIAL

REPUTED TO HAVE SPIRITUALISTIC POWERS VALUED BY PRESIDENT FRANCOIS

R THATR FEARED AN IMMINENT POLITICAL CRISIS BUT

WAS CONFIDENT THAT IF HE COULD SURVIVE FOR THE NEXT FEW WEEKS - ffB**^

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HE WOULD BE OUT OF DANGER FOR THE TIME BEING. DAUMEC SAID THAT-fS^UfT

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OPPONENTS : CLEMENT BARBOT. HIS FORMER PRIVATE

AND ADEUPHIN TELSON, AN OPPOSITION LEADERi^

2. BARBOT FLED FROM HIS HOME ABOUTUG SHORTLY BEFORE ZJaASKIN TONTONS MAtOUTES (MEMBERS OF DUVALIERS PRIVATE,POLICE FORCER

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to ARREST HIM AND WAS BELIEVED BY SUPPORTERS of TELSON

to be in HIDING SOME WHERE IN the PORT AU PRINCE AREA. '

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NATIONAL PALACE HAS BEENALSE RUMOR THAT BARBOT BEEN SHOT AND KILLED BY TONTONS MACOUTES. HOWEVER, THOSERUMOR PRIVATELY EXPRESSED THE OPINION THAT BARBOTIN THE HOME of SOME AMERICAN_T. .

3. ONUGUST GASSNER KERSAINT, MINISTER of LABOR

SOCIAL WELFARE, RIVATE CONVERSATION WITH ANOTHER GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL ABOUT THE POLITICAL SITUATION in HAITI EXPRESSED THE

THATROUP WITHIN THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD DEPOSE DUVAllER AND SEIZE POWER. in ORDER to FACILITATETAT, KERSAINT PROPOSED THAT COLONEL ROGER TRIBIE be MANEUVERED INTO THE POSITION of CHIEF of STAFF of THE ARMED FORCES.

state, army, cincarib, cinclant.

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