They too have also resurfaced in the form of Olivier Nadal
, unabashed coup supporter and president of the Haitian Chamber of Commerce
Mr. Nadal claims to have taken refuge in Washington out of fear of reprisals from Aristide, Preval, Lavalas, and the Haitian people.
Popular organizations in Haiti have publicly accused Mr. Nadal
of involvement in a campaign to force small peasant farmers off their land in the Artibonite Valley in 1995.
It resulted in the "sacking and burning of over 100 homes and left several dead" according to the peasant rights organization Tet Kole.
departure from Haiti coincided with the shenanigans of American Rice Corporation
, owned by the Erly Corporation
based in Los Angeles California, whose company representatives staged a dramatic flight from the country after it was revealed they had under claimed imports values to avoid customs fees.
Nadal is also the voice closest to the ears of Senator Jesse Helms(R-SC), the powerful chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and is known to have the favor of Congressman Benjamin Gilman (R-NY), chairman of the House International Relations Committee.
On May 19, the eve of Haiti's parliamentary elections Nadal
stated, " Aristide demonized Haiti's military to a point that no one commented upon its destruction, even though the army was Haiti's only structured element of law-and-order.