1992 Photo Contest, Spot News, 3rd prize

Leslie Stone


01 January, 1991

A suspected Tonton Macoute is burnt to death on a funeral pyre of wood and rubber tires. The violence that had characterized Haiti reached a new peak in January 1991. A leader of former dictator Duvalier's secret police - the sinister Tonton Macoutes - tried to seize power, but this time the army sided with the democratic forces. A bloody backlash followed.

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Leslie Stone

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