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  • 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 written. Papa Doc's son, Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier, died Oct. 4, and Haiti's current president, Michel Martelly, is his unabashed disciple. Very little in Haiti's power structure has changed in any profound way, and Frankétienne, the eminence grise of Haitian letters, writes with such truth that his words resound down to our day.
  • Mourners pay last respects to Haiti's ex-dictator, Duvalier

    Mourners pay last respects to Haiti's ex-dictator, Duvalier
    PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - Haiti's former dictator, Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier, was laid to rest on Saturday, marking the end of a political dynasty notorious for its corruption and abuse of human rights. At a private funeral on Saturday, family,...

    No state funeral for Haiti's Duvalier

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti Haiti's former President-for-life Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier will have to settle for a low-key, non-official affair when he is laid to rest Saturday. The state will not be sponsoring his funeral, a government source familiar...

    In death, 'Baby Doc' Duvalier continues to stir passions in Haiti

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti The old man keeping watch remembered a time not long ago when a frail-looking Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier would pull into the parking lot near Haiti's razed presidential palace, step from behind the wheel and slowly turn to say a...

    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.&...