By Garry Pierre-Pierre

A few months after Jean Bertrand Aristide was ousted as president of Haiti following a bloody coup d’etat on September 30, 1991, something amazing happened. A seemingly spontaneous right-wing opposition movement sprung out of nowhere. The name of the group was Revolutionary Front Armed for the Progress of Haiti (FRAPH). Its leader was Emmanuel Constant.

At the time, I was covering Haiti for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. I had spent weeks on the ground covering the aftermath of the coup, and the devastating impact it was having on the population. I returned home for a little rest and relaxation before going back to cover the developments of the coup.



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