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  • 5 reasons why Haiti's Jean-Claude Duvalier is infamous

    5 reasons why Haiti's Jean-Claude Duvalier is infamous

    Outside the posh hotel where Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier has lodged since unexpectedly returning to Haiti on Jan. 16, supporters of the former dictator have gathered in a show of support, some of them yelling: “The revolution is going to start!” They seemed drawn by nostalgia and embellished memories of the Duvalier era, which lasted for nearly 30 years. “Baby Doc” Duvalier became the successor to the regime in 1971 when at the age of 19 he took over from his father, "Papa Doc" François Duvalier (indeed, he started off as a physician). As the following five slides attest, Baby Doc's infamy precedes him.

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  • 5 reasons why Haiti's Jean-Claude Duvalier is infamous

    5 reasons why Haiti's Jean-Claude Duvalier is infamous

    Outside the posh hotel where Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier has lodged since unexpectedly returning to Haiti on Jan. 16, supporters of the former dictator have gathered in a show of support, some of them yelling: “The revolution is going to start!” They seemed drawn by nostalgia and embellished memories of the Duvalier era, which lasted for nearly 30 years. “Baby Doc” Duvalier became the successor to the regime in 1971 when at the age of 19 he took over from his father, "Papa Doc" François Duvalier (indeed, he started off as a physician). As the following five slides attest, Baby Doc's infamy precedes him.

  • In Pictures Baby Doc returns

    Police officers take ex-dictator Jean-Claude 'Baby Doc' Duvalier out of his hotel in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Jan. 18. Mr. Duvalier returned to Haiti on Jan. 16 after nearly 25 years in exile, a surprising move that comes as Haiti struggles with a political crisis and the stalled effort to recover from last year's devastating earthquake.

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    Wyclef Jean's uncle to run for president of Haiti

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