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Jean-Claude 'Baby Doc' Duvalier: Five Reasons Why Haiti's Former Leader Is Infamous

Baby Doc

First Posted: 01/20/11 05:41 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:25 PM ET

Christian Science Monitor:

Outside the posh hotel where Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier has lodged since unexpectedly returning to Haiti on Jan. 16, supporters of the former dictator have gathered in a show of support, some of them yelling: "The revolution is going to start!"

They seemed drawn by nostalgia and embellished memories of the Duvalier era, which lasted for nearly 30 years. "Baby Doc" Duvalier became the successor to the regime in 1971 when at the age of 19 he took over from his father, "Papa Doc" François Duvalier (indeed, he started off as a physician). As the following five slides attest, Baby Doc's infamy precedes him.

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Filed by Curtis M. Wong  |