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EX-LEADER CEDRAS AND FAMILY EXILED TO PANAMA

Vengeance or reconciliation? This second of a two-part series looks at more examples of nations dealing with former despotic leaders since the collapse of communism and the spread of democracy. Part 1 ran in last week's Global Report.

Haiti's Senate passed an amnesty law Oct. 8, which allowed Lt. Gen. Raoul Cedras and two other military leaders to leave the country, and pardoned the military for political crimes. However, the amnesty does not rule out future prosecution for human rights violations. President Aristide announced last week he will establish a ``truth commission'' to probe Cedras-era abuses.