Duvalier


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Duvalier

1. Fran?ois , known as Papa Doc. 1907--71, president of Haiti (1957--71)
2. his son, Jean-Claude , known as Baby Doc. born 1951, Haitian statesman; president of Haiti 1971--86; deposed and exiled
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Named after the Haitian mythological character Tonton Macoute ("uncle bogeyman") who kidnaps and eats children, the force sidelined the FAd'H after Duvalier managed to foil a conspiracy by the armed forces to overthrow him.
Eventually Duvalier's spendthrift ways and an expensive divorce got him into financial difficulties, but just going back to Haiti was not going to fix that.
C'est la verite qui nous soulagera." (2) Because there had been no truth and reconciliation initiatives, no prosecution for Duvalier's crimes against humanity, la terreur was cloaked in silence by the official historic record though painfully omnipresent in the memory of traumatized individuals.
More specifically, on the matter of political history, she writes: "Anyway, Duvalier fled, and, as I said earlier, eventually Aristide was elected and then he was ousted, and then he returned, and then he was elected again, and then he was ousted again.
Selon le conseiller, le Gouvernement suisse s'engage, apres l'amendement de la loi Duvalier,a bloquer les fonds pilles par les As de l'ancien regime et restituer a l'Egypte 770 millions de dollars.
The first immigrants (1960s) to form the Haitian hometown associations were exiles from the Duvalier regime.
On Monday, a Haitian magistrate cleared Duvalier, known as Baby Doc, of well-documented violations, including extra-judicial killings, torture and disappearances, during his bloody reign from 1971 to 1986.
A Haitian judge said that torture and murder committed during Duvalier's 1971-86 rule fell outside Haiti's statute of limitations.
From Douglass to Duvalier: US African Americans, Haiti, and Pan Americanism, 1870-1964.
Al pueblo no parecio importarle ni la excentricidad ni el pasado del nuevo mandatario: fue miembro de los tonton macoute, la organizacion paramilitar que al servicio de los dictadores Francois y Jean Claude Duvalier cometio miles de asesinatos, desapariciones forzadas y torturas.
El nuevo presidente puede decirse que llega sin muchas tablas en el ambito de la politica local, ya que vivio varios anos en Estados Unidos y regreso a Haiti cuando fue derrocado Jean Claude Duvalier. Junto con su esposa creo la entidad Rosa y Blanca, la cual ayuda a los sectores mas pobres y marginados del pais, por lo que algunos analistas consideran que este trabajo es el que le proporciono un abultado numero de votos.
"Duvalier's return to Haiti should be for one purpose only: to face justice." Jose Miguel Vivanco, director of Human Rights Watch's American Division, on the sudden return of former dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier, known as Baby Doc, to the Caribbean nation, after more than 24 years in exile