Thursday, September 08, 2005

During the early days of her rule, she survived various attempted coups--one orchestrated by Patrick John with, bizarrely, the help of Ku Klux Klan mercenaries--and did not flinch. Once she calmly locked the door to her office and walked out by the back entrance while members of the Defence Force, which she later disbanded, came for her up the front stairs.

R.I.P. Eugenia Charles

(Read Polly Patullo's obituary in the UK Guardian.)

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