Henri Namphy, Public Address, 7 June 1986

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Download: Henri Namphy, Diskou Piblik, 7 jen 1986

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By March 1986, just over a month after Jean-Claude Duvalier fell from power, the first Conseil National de Gouvernement (CNG) had dissolved and violence and disorder swept through Port-au-Prince. In June 1986, Henri Namphy gave this speech, in which he speaks of democracy, revolution, and the victory of February 7 (when Duvalier fell). He says there will be solutions to Haiti’s problems – -there will be order, development, health, education, literacy, agricultural and economic development.

Henri Namphy, Public Address After the Fall of Duvalier, 25 Feb. 1986

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Download: Henri Namphy, Diskou Piblik Aprè Duvalier Fin Tonbe, 25 fevriye 1986

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General Henri Namphy addresses the Haitian people shortly after taking over as president of the interim government following the fall of Jean-Claude Duvalier. He speaks much of democracy and the needs and demands of the people, and of the goals of the interim government (Conseil National de Gouvernement), including the restoration of the pre-Duvalier flag, freedom of the press, foreign and domestic investment, international cooperation and the general dismantling of Duvalierism.

Unrest in Gonaïves, 19 Nov., 3 Dec., 8 Dec. 1986

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Download: Dezòd nan Gonayiv

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After Namphy’s declaration that he would not tolerate any kind of protests, the town of Gonaïves breaks out in unrest. People gather in the streets shouting, businesses all shut their doors, tires are burned throughout the streets and there is talk of overthrowing Namphy and his government. Also a defense of the violence in L’Estère (see the other recordings about Gonaïves/L’Estère and the “rice war”) saying that they were just trying to get past the barricades.

Additional background on the Artibonite Rice Wars.