Haiti. Département des affaires étrangères.

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In February 1949, the government of Haiti charged its Dominican counterpart of violating Haitian sovereignty by taking part in a plot involving Astrel Roland, ex-Colonel from the Haitian military and a protégé of Dominican president Rafael Trujillo, to overthrow Haitian president Dumarsais Estimé. On June 9, 1949, the two governments signed an agreement, under the American Treaty on Pacific Settlement (Pact of Bogota), that prohibited any hostile activity on their territory that could disrupt the peace and stability of the neighboring country. In January 1950, the Haitian government brought new charges at a meeting of the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States of a plot to burn down the Dominican embassy in the Haitian capital as a pretext for the Dominican Republic to invade Haiti. A five-member OAS investigative committee found that a close associate of President Trujillo, Anselmo Paulino, had "played the principal part" in the ongoing Roland conspiracy, and recommended various diplomatic, economic and military sanctions, under the 1947 Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance (Rio Treaty). Max Dorsinville was the General Secretary of the Haitian Department of Foreign Affairs between 1946 and 1952. Joseph D. Charles succeeded by Joseph L. Déjean represented Haiti at the OAS during the crisis. The writer Jean Price-Mars was Haiti's ambassador in the Dominican Republic, while the historian Timoléon C. Brutus served as minister of foreign affairs.

From the description of Haitian Government documents, 1947-1953. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 176632102

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