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Profile: Leslie Delatour

 
  

Positions that Leslie Delatour has held:

  • Economist at World Bank


 

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Leslie Delatour actively participated in the following events:

 
  

October 24, 1994      Haiti Coup

       Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide informs parliament that he will appoint Smarck Michel as the country's new prime minister. Michel—who served briefly as Aristide's commerce minister in 1991—owns a rice-importing business and retails gasoline. According to sources interviewed by The Washington Post, his selection “was aimed at appeasing the nation's powerful business elite” and is viewed as a prerequisite for “winning support from foreign investors and attaining international development funds.” The Post reports, “At least two US-trained economic experts—former World Bank economist Leslie Delatour and former education minister Leslie Voltaire—had threatened not to participate in key government posts if Michel were not named prime minister.” [The Washington Post, 10/25/1995]
People and organizations involved: Smarck Michel, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, Leslie Delatour, Leslie Voltaire
          

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