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  Caribbean Net News: Haiti opposition group denies declaring ceasefire for bicentennial
Buteur Metayer told a private radio station in the capital that a "journalist had imitated my voice" and recorded the statement released to the press Monday declaring a ceasefire.
Metayer's followers had not questioned the authenticity of the recording when it was released Monday.
Metayer's followers have blamed the government for the death, and since September 23 there have been attacks and violent demonstrations in the town which have left 36 dead and 85 wounded.
www.caribbeannetnews.com /2004/01/01/denial.htm   (306 words)

  
 Haiti rebel chief fans flames of unrest, chaos in port city   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-18)
His name is Buteur Metayer, and his claim to power apparently rests on the fact that his brother Amiot, once a self-proclaimed enforcer for embattled President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, was killed last fall after he broke away from Aristide, becoming a local martyr.
Metayer sweeps out of a walled compound, walking with an air of command, flanked by toughs with rifles pointing skyward, butts on their hips.
The rebel chief confirmed rumors that a couple of feared figures from the nation's past — one exiled for allegedly plotting a coup, the other the former head of a paramilitary squad during Haiti's last dictatorship — have returned and are in league with his forces.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/1079808/posts   (1567 words)

  
 Haitian rebel to be deported - (United Press International)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-18)
Metayer was one of the leaders of the rebellion last year that led to the ouster of Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
Metayer's brother, Amiot, was shot to death early in the unrest.
Buteur Metayer was detained by federal agents Nov. 28 after arriving at Miami International Airport.
washingtontimes.com /upi-breaking/20050111-105527-1040r.htm   (188 words)

  
 France-diplomatie [Diplomatic News]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-18)
Q - National Reconstruction Front [FRN Haitian ex-rebels] leader Buteur Métayer delivered a violent diatribe against the "French occupation" on Tuesday to a thousand people and asked that the French soldiers in Gonaïves (north-west) leave.
Buteur Métayer's comments do not call for comment on my part.
I would like to remind you nevertheless that France is present in Haiti in the framework of the multinational force authorized by SCR 1529 (2004).
www.diplomatie.gouv.fr /actu/articletxt.gb.asp?ART=42349   (107 words)

  
 The Observer | International | Rebel army tells Aristide to go
Metayer blames Aristide for murdering his brother Amiot, a gang leader who was formerly allied with Aristide, making the revolt in Gonaives more of a vendetta than a political struggle.
Metayer was flanked by a dozen men in camouflage brandishing a hodgepodge of aging firearms.
By yesterday Metayer appeared to be making good on his threat as police fled rebels who attacked a northern town and blocked a main road leading to the Dominican Republic.
observer.guardian.co.uk /international/story/0,6903,1148723,00.html   (1108 words)

  
 Rebels take over Haitian port city   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-18)
Gang leader Buteur Metayer and his ragtag army control this port city where the barren landscape looks and feels like a cross between scenes from the movie "Mad Max" and the devastated Somali capital of Mogadishu.
It was Metayer's Feb. 5 takeover of Gonaives--Haiti's fourth-largest city--that sparked insurrections in a dozen Haitian towns and fueled a growing political crisis that threatens Aristide's presidency.
Metayer has declared himself president of the region and vowed he will lay down his weapons only if Aristide resigns.
www.mycaribbeannews.com /news/040212.htm   (1166 words)

  
 2004 Haiti rebellion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-18)
By February 17, the rebel forces had captured the central town of Hinche, near the Dominican border.
On February 19, rebel leader Buteur Metayer declared himself president of the areas under his control, with former Cap-Haïtien police chief Guy Philippe as commander of the rebel army.
On February 22, the rebels captured Cap-Haïtien with surprisingly little bloodshed: the city's police had already made clear their reluctance to fight, and the well-armed and trained rebels had little difficulty sweeping aside the resistance of the city's pro-Aristide militants.
publicliterature.org /en/wikipedia/2/20/2004_haiti_rebellion.html   (2569 words)

  
 The Manila Times Internet Edition | WORLD > 4 dead, 20 injured as Aristide rivals torch police station, stage ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-18)
“Four neighborhood civilians were killed in the shootout,” Buteur Metayer, a leader with the Revolutionary Artibonite Resistance Front (RARF), told reporters.
Metayer’s group seized the police station and freed the 100 prisoners believed to have been held in the adjacent jail earlier Thursday.
Metayer’s group once allied itself with Haitian President Jean Bertrand Aristide, but quickly turned against the government after Metayer’s brother, Amiot Metayer, was found shot and mutilated on September 22.
www.manilatimes.net /national/2004/feb/07/yehey/world/20040207wor5.html   (691 words)

  
 Caribbean Net News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-18)
US immigration officials on Tuesday said that Buteur Metayer was jailed at the Krome detention center outside Miami in December soon after arriving in the United States.
Relatives say Metayer came into the country for medical treatment and to visit his mother, who lives in the central Florida city of Orlando.
Metayer headed a gang known as the Cannibal Army, which supported Aristide but later turned against the president when their leader -- Metayer's brother Amiot -- was gunned down in September 2003.
www.caribbeannetnews.com /cgi-bin/GPrint2002.pl?file=2005/01/12/deports.shtml   (217 words)

  
 Turmoil gives view of a dim future | www.azstarnet.com ®
His name is Buteur Metayer, and his claim to power apparently rests on the fact that his brother Amiot, once a loyalist and self-proclaimed enforcer for embattled President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, was killed last fall after he broke away from Aristide, becoming a local martyr.
Metayer, 33, wears a fl felt cavalry hat - like the ones John Wayne wore in movies - circled by a colorful lanyard.
Metayer brags that his men will take town after town until they reach the capital, Port-au-Prince, when they will send Aristide into exile.
www.azstarnet.com /dailystar/printSN/10934.php   (662 words)

  
 Haiti rebels get reinforcements - The Washington Times: World   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-18)
Rebel leader Buteur Metayer announced his alliance with Louis Jodel Chamblain, former co-leader of a paramilitary group called the Front for the Advancement and Progress of Haiti (FRAPH), and Guy Philippe, a former military officer wanted by the government for a 2001 coup attempt.
Metayer told reporters in Gonaives, Haiti's fourth-largest city, located about 70 miles north of the capital, Port-au-Prince.
Metayer, a stout, bald man with a goatee, wearing sunglasses and a blue Nike shirt.
www.washtimes.com /world/20040215-123417-7522r.htm   (677 words)

  
 The Interactive Message Board of kwabs.com > Major Figures in Haiti Uprising
Metayer says Aristide armed his Cannibal Army gang for that purpose.
The gang turned on Aristide after gang leader Amiot Metayer, Buteur's brother, was assassinated last year, accusing the government of silencing him to prevent him giving damaging information about Aristide.
Buteur, who wears bands of bullets across his chest, has small ambitions: Last week he declared himself president of Haiti's central Artibonite district.
www.kwabs.com /interactive/lofiversion/index.php?t352.html   (952 words)

  
 iafrica.com | news | world news Four die in Haiti jailbreak shootout   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-18)
Four people were killed and at least 20 injured on Thursday when armed anti-government militants torched a police station and staged a huge jailbreak in the Haitian town of Gonaives, opponents of the president said.
"Four neighbourhood civilians were killed in the shootout," Buteur Metayer, a leader with the Revolutionary Artibonite Resistance Front (RARF), told reporters.
Witnesses said they saw police officers emerging from the besieged police station with their hands in the air, while other officers fled.
iafrica.com /news/worldnews/300802.htm   (494 words)

  
 Rebel chief speaks proudly as Haiti slides into chaos
Amiot Metayer, who reportedly ran Gonaives in the style of a Mafia don, once called his group the "Cannibal Army," but his brother has re-christened it the "Artibonite Resistance Front," a name derived from the surrounding river valley.
Metayer suddenly sweeps out of a walled compound, walking with an air of command, flanked by toughs with rifles pointing skyward, butts on their hips.
Metayer brags that his men will take town after town until they reach the capital, Port-au-Prince, where they will send Aristide on his way into exile.
www.buzztracker.org /2004/02/17/cache/71217.html   (991 words)

  
 Haiti rebel chief fans flames of unrest, chaos in port city
A soldier (center) enters the command post of rebel leader Buteur Metayer in Gonaives, Haiti.
Metayer said his men will take town after town until they reach the capital, Port-au-Prince.
It is an angry man with soot spread on his cheeks like war paint, who greets visitors to this embattled city with an automatic rifle in his hands.
www.buzztracker.org /2004/02/17/cache/70339.html   (1222 words)

  
 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > World -- Rebels brace for battle, fearing police offensive to retake Haitian city
Buteur Metayer, center, leader of the Gonaives Resistance Front, holds a machete as he leads a march in Gonaives, Haiti, in honor of his brother Amoit Metayer who was killed on September 21.
The exodus began after the assassination in September of Amiot Metayer, leader of the Cannibal Army, a gang that says it was armed by Aristide to terrorize his opponents, he said.
Many who once backed the president have turned their backs on him as poverty has persisted and international donors have frozen millions of dollars in aid over flawed 2000 legislative elections.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/world/20040213-0836-haiti-uprising.html   (801 words)

  
 [NYTr] Haiti Report - 5/23/04
A local resident told Signal FM that it was behaving just like the pro-Lavalas organisation, Bale Wouze, and said its members had been involved in a string of thefts, rapes and kidnapping as a response to being overlooked for appointments to local authority offices.
Metayer spoke at a ceremony marking the transformation of former rebels into a political party, the National Reconstruction Front.
Former rebel leader Guy Philippe, 36, Winter Etienne, 40, and Buteur Metayer, 32, will hold, respectively, roles in the party of secretary general, general coordinator and president.
olm.blythe-systems.com /pipermail/nytr/Week-of-Mon-20040517/001771.html   (6669 words)

  
 Hardbeatnews: Caribbean and Caribbean-American news service, Caribbean, press release, news service, Caribbean media, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-18)
THe man beleived to be Buteur Metayer, seen here in grey shirt and pointing.
Buteur Metayer, who on February 19, 2004, declared himself the president of the "liberated" parts of Haiti and renamed his rebel group, the National Revolutionary Front for the Liberation of Haiti, was ordered deported by a Miami judge on Monday, according to the Miami Herald.
Metayer was detained by Customs and Border Protection agents Nov. 28 after arriving at Miami International Airport.
www.hardbeatnews.com /editor/RTE/my_documents/my_files/arc_details.asp?newsid=2976&title=Archive   (287 words)

  
 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-18)
GONAIVES, Haiti, May 18 (AFP) - Haitian rebel-turned-opposition leader Buteur Metayer on Tuesday lashed out at the French troops which form the largest contingent in the multinational force deployed to this Caribbean nation.
Metayer spoke at a ceremony marking the transformation of his group of former rebels into a political party, the National Reconstruction Front.
His rebel group had seized control of Gonaives during the rebellion that ended with president Jean-Bertrand Aristide fleeing the country on February 29.
www.haitigetinvolved.com /news/ttc_405181.htm   (226 words)

  
 National Revolutionary Front for the Liberation of Haiti biography .ms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-18)
It initiated the rebellion with its capture of Gonaïves on February 5, 2004.
It has been led by Buteur Metayer since the murder (allegedly on Aristide's orders) of Buteur's brother, Amiot Metayer, in late 2003.
Following the capture of Gonaïves, the rebels quickly moved into several neighboring towns, expelling the police from them.
revolutionary-artibonite-resistance-front.biography.ms   (361 words)

  
 Boston.com / News / World / Latin America/Caribbean / Diplomats leave Haiti without agreement   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-18)
they (will) take my gun," Buteur Metayer told Associated Press Television News in Gonaives, the biggest city held by the rebels.
The opposition politicians are not allied with the rebels, but both want to see Aristide step down.
Metayer's gang was joined last week by ex-soldiers and a death squad commander from the disbanded Haitian army.
www.boston.com /news/world/latinamerica/articles/2004/02/22/diplomats_leave_haiti_without_agreement   (890 words)

  
 The Underground Man: Haiti is burning..
There are reports in the news of his police force (the army was disbanded when America took the island in 1994) routinely brutalizing the citizenry to keep them in line.
Now, a group of gangs led by Buteur Metayer have taken the port city of Gonaives in the northeastern sector of the island and will not relinquish control until Aristide steps down.
I wonder how much of this situation is attributable to the US cutting off aid in 2000.
www.stefanisaacs.com /movabletype/archives/000084.html   (217 words)

  
 Gonaïves Resistance Front / Artibonite Resistance Front
Two principal armed groups took part in the armed revolt that toppled the government of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide in February 2004.
One is the Gonaïves Resistance Front, led by Jean Pierre Baptiste (alias Jean Tatoune), Buteur (Butteur) Métayer, and Wynter (Winter) Etienne.
This is the group that initiated the insurrection with the seizure of Gonaïves on February 5, 2004.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/world/para/grf.htm   (1114 words)

  
 CBSNews.com: Print This Story
Opponents accuse him of breaking promises to help the poor, allowing corruption fueled by drug-trafficking and masterminding attacks on opponents by armed gangs — charges the president denies.
The rebels say they have no political agenda beyond ousting Aristide, but the man who started the rebellion, Gonaives gang leader Buteur Metayer, on Thursday declared himself the president of liberated Haiti.
The rebels have made no effort to install any kind of control, beyond halting a near-riot as people rushed to get food aid in Gonaives on Thursday.
uttm.com /stories/2004/02/23/world/printable601579.shtml   (1029 words)

  
 Haiti Reborn   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-18)
Haitian rebel turned opposition leader Buteur Metayer on May 18 lashed out at the French troops which form the largest contingent in the MIF deployed in the country.
The crowd did not pick up his chant of “Down with France.” Metayer spoke at a ceremony marking the transformation of former rebels into a political party, the National Reconstruction Front.
With the return of stability in Haiti, military civil affairs specialists are working to improve the lives of Haitians throughout the country.
www.quixote.org /hr/news/haitireport/5-23-2004.php   (6305 words)

  
 Taipei Times - archives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-18)
One of the gang leaders who began the popular rebellion asked where the plan left him.
"What about me? When the international community come into Haiti they come into Haiti, they take my gun, then I am in hiding in Haiti," Buteur Metayer told reporters in rebel-held Gonaives city.
"He [Aristide is] going to kill me," Metayer said.
www.taipeitimes.com /News/front/archives/2004/02/23/2003099796/print   (595 words)

  
 Armed Gangs Capture Haiti's 2nd Largest City   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-18)
A large cloud of fl smoke hung over Cap-Haitien and there are reports of widespread looting in Haiti’s second largest city.
The armed gangs say they have no political agenda beyond ousting President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, but the man who started the rebellion, Gonaives gang leader Buteur Metayer, declared himself the president of liberated Haiti last week.
The gangs have made no effort to install any kind of control, beyond halting a near-riot as people rushed to get food aid in Gonaives on Thursday.
www.selvesandothers.org /headline156.html   (288 words)

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