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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.
  • 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...

    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.&...

    Former Outlaws gang leader defends himself in bizarre trial

    Former Outlaws gang leader defends himself in bizarre trial
    The main clue this was no average trial came when the defendant – acting as his own attorney – told the jury: "What we have here is the tail end of a 32-year CIA conspiracy." Thor Hansen, 68, is no average guy and while the charge against...