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  • Haiti's new prime minister is a familiar face

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti He is one one of the country's most well-known politicians, but now newly installed Prime Minister Evans Paul is seen by many as little more than a figurehead for a government that appears to be drowning in a sea of political and economic troubles.
  • Notable deaths 2014

    Mr. Coffee inventor Edmund Abel Writer Maya Angelou Actress Lauren Bacall Video game pioneer Ralph Baer Economist Gary Becker Actress and diplomat Shirley Temple Black Editor Ben Bradlee Comedian David Brenner Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry...

    Review: 'Ready to Burst' by Franketienne

    Review: 'Ready to Burst' by Franketienne
    It's hard to read "Ready to Burst," first published in 1968 when the dictatorship of François (Papa Doc) Duvalier was at its most vicious depths, and not weep bitter tears about Haiti today. In many ways the book feels as if it could have just been...

    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.&...

    Jean-Claude Duvalier dies at 63; former dictator of Haiti

    Jean-Claude Duvalier dies at 63; former dictator of Haiti
    Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier, a former dictator of Haiti whose dynastic rule helped condemn the country to endemic poverty and violence before he was ousted by a popular uprising, died Saturday in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince. He was 63. The...