Story | Oct 4, 2014 | 8:52 PM
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Story | Oct 16, 2014 | 7:52 AMIt'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.
Story | Oct 4, 2014
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.
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