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  • 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...

    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...

    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.

    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.&...