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  • Former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier dies at 63

     
    PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - Deposed Haitian dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier died of a heart attack on Saturday, closing the book on a political dynasty notorious for human rights abuses and corruption in the poorest country in the Americas.
  • Wes Craven's retirement plan? 'My goal is die in my 90s on the set' [UPDATED]

     
    "MERCHANT OF NIGHTMARES: A TRIBUTE TO WES CRAVEN" AT THE AERO THEATRE For close to four decades, Wes Craven has been a true master of screen terror with films such as “The Last House on the Left,” “The Hills Have...

    Haiti: Michel Martelly wins presidential election, but who will be prime minister?

     
    Michel “Sweet Micky” Martelly appears to be the winner in Haiti’s presidential election. The popular Kompa singer turned political candidate captured nearly twice as many votes as his opponent, former first lady and academic Mirlande...

    Monday: Should Haiti have a state funeral for "Baby Doc" Duvalier?

    Monday: Should Haiti have a state funeral for "Baby Doc" Duvalier?
          There have been some murmurings that former dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier might get a state funeral in Haiti. Rather than spending money on a funeral, how about just putting up a sign that says “Good Riddance.&...

    Notable deaths 2014

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