Haiti's Manigat Blames Ouster on Anti-Graft Drive

From Reuters

Ousted Haitian President Leslie F. Manigat said Monday that efforts to promote social justice and to rid the Caribbean nation of corruption caused his downfall.

Speaking to reporters during a brief visit here, he said he had made some headway in his fight against graft when he was toppled by an army coup after only 130 days in office.

Manigat said corruption is particularly rife among the armed forces, which he asserted are involved in drug trafficking and smuggling.

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