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    A UNITED STATES NAVY TASK FORCE WAS REPORTED SUNDAY (5 MAY) STANDING BY WITHIN 30 MILES OF PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI...

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    A UNITED STATES NAVY TASK FORCE WAS REPORTED SUNDAY (5 MAY) STANDING BY WITHIN 30 MILES OF PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI...TO PROTECT AMERICAN CITIZENS IF VIOLENCE ERUPTS.

    THE NEIGHBOURING DOMINICAN REPUBLIC WAS SAID TO HAVE MOBILIZED ITS ARMED FORCES...IN WHAT WAS BELIEVED TO BE AN EFFORT TO BRING PRESSURE AGAINST HAITI.MARTIAL LAW AND A CURFEW HAVE HEIGHTENED TENSION IN PORT-AU-PRINCE.

    THESE FILMS SHOW THE FIRST PLANE LOAD OF REFUGEES TO LEAVE THE CRISIS TORN COUNTRY OF HAITI IN THE CARIBBEAN.THE REFUGEES HAD SOUGHT ASYLUM IN VARIOUS LATIN AMERICAN EMBASSIES IN THE HAITIAN CRYSTALLINE OF PORT-AU-PRINCE.THE GOVERNMENT OF PRESIDENT FRANCOIS DUVALIER HAD RINGED THESE EMBASSIES WITH TROOPS, AN ACT WHICH BEGAN THE CURRENT CRISIS.AFTER PRESSURE FROM THE ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES AND IN PARTICULAR AFTER A WARNING FROM THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, THE TROOPS WITHDREW AND THE DUVALIER REGIME ALLOWED THE REFUGEES...INCLUDING SOME AMERICAN TOURISTS TO MAKE A PAN AMERICAN PLANE FOR JAMAICA.HOWEVER, HAITI REFUSED TO LET FOES OF THE DUVALIER REGIME LEAVE THE DOMINICAN EMBASSY IN PORT-AU-PRINCE.AND SO TODAY, THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC THREATENED TO ORDER AN INVASION OF HAITI UNLESS THE DUVALIER GOVERNMENT ISSUED SAFE CONDUCT PASSES TO THOSE IN THE DOMINICAN EMBASSY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7WLYMS6HBAF9FCKOVS0YF23S4
    Media URN:
    VLVA7WLYMS6HBAF9FCKOVS0YF23S4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/05/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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