Disguised Cédras Caught Trying To Win Old Job Back
Wednesday, 26 October 2011 00:00
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Wearing a fake black mustache, former army General Raoul Cédras was caught on Monday as he attempted to convince the Martelly administration to put him in charge of the new army, Haitian officials said.
"Shame on Cédras for carrying out such audacious plot," said Thierry Mayard-Paul, Minister of Interior and National Defense. "Lucky for us all, we didn't hire him."
Cédras, the former Lieutenant General responsible for the 1991 coup d'état that ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, wore a self adhesive as a means to avoid being recognized by administration officials. In addition, the deposed military ruler daringly managed to enter the National Palace under the fictitious name, Caoul Rédras, to discuss his qualifications to lead the new armed force.
"In retrospect, we should have instantly picked it up on the name," said Mayard-Paul, expressing remorse over the oversight. "In our defense, we were overwhelmed sorting through a huge stack of résumés."