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The Land That God Forgot

Eric Margolis | Posted 12.10.2014 | World
Eric Margolis

Jean-Claude Duvalier, Haiti's former president, known to one and all as "Baby Doc," died of a heart attack last week in Port-au-Prince, aged only 63. He was not mourned.

Remembering my Interview with Jean-Claude Duvalier: On the Occasion of His Death

Kathryn McCullough | Posted 12.06.2014 | World
Kathryn McCullough

Until the last minute I didn't believe it would happen. As we wound our way up the dark, mountain road into the hills outside of Port-au-Prince, I didn't know what to expect. I had read that Baby Doc lived on Montagne Noir, but we weren't headed in that direction.

Lwa Mountain: Post-Crisis Vodou in Haiti

K.J. Wetherholt | Posted 08.21.2013 | World
K.J. Wetherholt

Vodou has been maligned for decades by those with little direct experience of it. However, Vodou has been the one constant during varying Haitian crises, representing more than 50 percent of the Haitian population.

"Now They're All Dead": Threats of Assassination to Human Rights Advocates in Haiti

Beverly Bell | Posted 10.21.2013 | World
Beverly Bell

By Mark Snyder and Other Worlds "Those before you were strong. Now they're all dead. Stop what you are doing, or the same will happen to you." Th...

Can Democracy Work in Haiti?

Richard Albert | Posted 04.02.2013 | World
Richard Albert

The Haitian Constitution cannot create democracy in Haiti. But it can reinforce it. And it can do that only if Haiti's leaders first foster a political culture within which the constitutional text can become a real promise of human rights and an effective check on their own power.

From Political Prisoner to Savior of Haiti

Ronnie Cameron | Posted 02.17.2013 | Black Voices
Ronnie Cameron

As the world's most popular sport, soccer brings billions together despite national, ethnic or socioeconomic differences. Boby Duval is using his sport to ignite the spirit of the people in his struggling country.

UN: Former Haiti Dictator Must Be Tried

AP | Posted 04.01.2012 | World

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.'s human rights office has sharply criticized a Haitian judge's recommendation against trying former dictator Jean-Claude Duva...

Former Haitian Dictator Won't Be Charged With Murder, Torture, Disappearances

Reuters | Posted 03.31.2012 | World

By Joseph Guyler Delva PORT-AU-PRINCE, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Former Haitian dictator Jean Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier will face trial for ...

Former President Aristide Back in Haiti -- a Risk of Instability or an Opportunity for Healing?

Nicolas Rossier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nicolas Rossier

Days after the arrival of former dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier in Haiti, Jean-Bertrand Aristide wrote an official letter to the South African authorit...

Haiti's Next Leader: To Do List

Dyane Jean François | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dyane Jean François

Satisfying basic needs is then the best weapon of a despotic government. People living in violence and poverty will accept many things if they are promised security and food.

The Return of Baby Doc

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Margolis

"Baby Doc" will be lucky to escape jail or lynching. But nothing is for sure in Haiti. His luck may yet change. Up in the mountains the drums beat, and the whisper goes around, "the son of our Great Hongan is returned."

Aristide Should Be Allowed to Return to Haiti

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Weisbrot

Haiti's infamous dictator "Baby Doc" Duvalier, returned to his country this week, while the country's first elected President, Jean-Bertrand Aristide,...

'Baby Doc' Duvalier: Five Reasons Why He's Infamous

Christian Science Monitor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Outside the posh hotel where Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier has lodged since unexpectedly returning to Haiti on Jan. 16, supporters of the former dic...

"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."

A Tale of Two Tyrants

Barry Lando | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Barry Lando

There's a certain irony to the fact that as a bloody, corrupt Tunisian dictator headed off to exile, another corrupt and bloody former dictator who fled his country almost 25 years ago returned to Haiti.

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...

Haiti's Political and Economic Earthquake "Made in the USA"

Eric Michael Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Michael Johnson

(updated below - Update II - Update III) This morning, as political and financial leaders from around the world convene at the World Economic Forum, ...

An Exclusive Interview With Former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide

Nicolas Rossier | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nicolas Rossier

Currently in forced-exile in South Africa, former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide is still the national leader of Fanmi Lavalas -- one of Haiti's most popular political parties