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How I Almost Bought a Country!

Jay Weston | Posted 12.29.2014 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

The death this month of Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier, a brutal dictator who had succeeded an even more brutish father, brought to mind an incident buried in history with which I was personally involved...

One Less Dictator on the Planet

Carine Fabius | Posted 12.07.2014 | World
Carine Fabius

I hear the Dalai Lama would disagree with me on this, but my husband and I toasted to the death of former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duva...

Haitian Ex-Dictator 'Baby Doc' Dead At 63

AP | EVENS SANON and TRENTON DANIEL | Posted 12.04.2014 | World

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Jean-Claude Duvalier, who presided over what was widely acknowledged as a corrupt and brutal regime as the self-proclai...

Advocacy Groups Urge Haiti To Pursue Abuse Case Against Former Dictator

AP | Posted 04.08.2013 | Impact

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — International advocacy groups urged Haitian authorities on Wednesday not to drop a rights abuse case against former dict...

Haiti President To Meet With Ousted Former Leaders

AP | TRENTON DANIEL | Posted 12.12.2011 | World

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Haiti's new president met with former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide and former dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvali...

In Haiti, "We Will Never Fall Asleep Forgetting"

Beverly Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Beverly Bell

This month, human rights organizations throughout Port-au-Prince are holding public colloquia on the dictatorship. They hope to educate those who didn't live under Duvalier and to reignite those who did.

"Baby Doc" Duvalier to Replace Regis Philbin as Morning Host

Spencer Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Spencer Green

"It will be a thrill to be working with Mr. Duvalier," said Live producer Michael Gelman. "Not only does he have a fervent international following but he also has a surprisingly extensive knowledge of fashion trends and Justin Bieber."

The Perils of Dictatorship Nostalgia in Haiti

Joel Dreyfuss | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joel Dreyfuss

Some Haitians, now plagued by home invasions, carjackings and kidnappings for ransom, wax nostalgic for the days when, as they say half jokingly, only the government committed crimes.

Ex- DIctator's Return To Haiti Sparks Rumors

AP | JONATHAN M. KATZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — A judge will decide whether former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier will be tried on charges that include corruptio...

Franketienne: Haiti's First Nobel Laureate - Hopefully

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jim Luce

As a cultural area studies graduate, seldom do I feel over my head culturally. Standing in the home of possibly the next Nobel Prize recipient for Li...