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Raoul Cedras

Raoul Cedras on the way to exile

Raoul Cedras on the way to exile

Here is a picture of General Raoul Cedras and his family on October 13, 1994. He is being escorted by US Military troops as he is heading to the airport in Port-au-Prince on his way to exile

Military Leader Raoul Cedras Brutal Rule and Exile

A few months into Aristide's rule, Cedras orchestrated a coup d'etat, which successfully forced Aristide into exile in the U.S. Cedras became Haiti's military leader, abdicating his position as president, which held no interest for him. Parliament then selected Supreme Court Justice Joseph Nerette as interim president to hold the office until elections were organized. The U.S. stalled the elections, Nerette bowed out of office, and Supreme Court Justice Emile Jonassaint replaced him.

The U.S. finally convinced Cedras he needed to leave the country in the interests of stabilizing the government and its people. Aristide returned to power and negotiated with Panamanian President Ernesto Perez Balladares to receive Cedras. Balladares sanctioned Aristide's request so Haitians' lives could be restored to normalcy and the country able to move forward.

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Jean Bertrand Aristide and Raoul Cedras

Jean Bertrand Aristide and Raoul Cedras

Here is a picture of Former Haitian President with General Raoul Cedras.

Haitian military leader Joseph Raoul Cedras was born in Jeremie and American-educated. He rose to prominence as a soldier in the Leopard Corps, trained under U.S. forces. The U.S. and France, impressed by his leadership skills, selected him to head security in Haiti's 1990-1991 state and local elections. Jean-Bertrand Aristide won his bid for the presidency and chose Cedras as Commander-in-Chief of the Haitian army, Cedras also retaining the position of Lieutenant General.

Meanwhile the U.S. was threatening to invade Haiti unless they could persuade Jonassaint to leave office. Jonassaint complied. Cedras by this point was a nationally feared figure, responsible for the massacres of 3,000-plus men, women, and children while in power.

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Joseph Nerette and Joseph Raoul Cedras

Joseph Nerette and Joseph Raoul Cedras

Here is a picture Joseph Nérette and Joseph Raoul Cédras.

Following the rule of the leader of the Haitian Military Junta, Raoul Cédras, Haiti's 48th President, a post which was appointed illegally, and after the 1991 ousting of President Aristide, Joseph Nérette began a term of office as the country's provisional president. A former judge, Justice of the Supreme Court, and fixture on the political scene, Nérette would keep the post from October 8, 1991 to June 19, 1992. His death in 2007 at the age of 83 after a battle with lung cancer was well talked about.

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Raoul Cedras Was A Member Of Francois Duvalier And Jean-Claude Duvalier Government

Raoul Cedras Was A Member Of Francois Duvalier And Jean-Claude Duvalier Government

The period of the Duvalier in Haiti is filled with history.
Here is the picture of Raoul Cedras. During this historical period,

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The Reign Of Raoul Cedras After Jean-Bertrand Aristide

The Reign Of Raoul Cedras After Jean-Bertrand Aristide

Here is a picture of the Haitian General Raoul Cedras in Port-au-Prince after orchestrated a coup D'Etat on Former Haitian president Jean-Bertrand Aristide. This provisional government voverned the country for a period of time while Jean-Bertrand Aristide was in exile. He finally returned to continue his mendate

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General Raoul Cedras, Jeremie

General Raoul Cedras, Jeremie

General Raoul Cedras born in J r mie, Haiti July 9, 1949. The city of Jeremie was long regarded as a bastion of Haiti's mulatto.

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