Back to the future....“Baby Doc” Duvalier returns to Haiti

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    well, what the hell. I mean aWhat could go wrong?f A year later; structural effects aside, issues wrought by the of the earthquake are still very much prevalent. They appear to be stuck on awful, billions of dollars pledged,100’s of millions spent, the best intentions ..etc. etc.

    One Year Later: Haiti Still Suffering From Earthquake CBS Miami – News, Sports, Weather, Traffic and Miami's Best
    BBC News - UN condemned over 'appalling' Haiti earthquake camps

    Cholera outbreaks ( followed by the obligatory hanging of witch doctors, before blaming peacekeepers), due to lack of clean water, chaotic living conditions, lack of any apparent law and order or Government that just go along with the rest of the general ongoing disaster that is ‘normal’ Haiti....

    so, they need this bozo? Or perhaps, the better question is; what’s left to go wrong?

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    And what’s perhaps even harder to imagine is how the government of French President Nicolas Sarkozy could have allowed Duvalier, who arrived from Paris, to board an Air France flight bound for Haiti under the current circumstances. “For the French to have even permitted [Duvalier] to leave their territory amidst an electoral and cholera crisis here shows they have not much interest in the welfare of the Haitian people,” says a high-ranking Haitian government official.


    French officials, who technically had no power to stop Duvalier, weren’t responding to that question on Sunday night. But Port-au-Prince media were rife with conflicting conspiracy theories — all of them focused on last week’s election report by the Organization of American States (OAS). It concluded that Jude Célestin, the candidate of Haitian President René Préval’s party, actually finished third, not second, in the first-round balloting on Nov. 28, and that Célestin should therefore not be eligible for a runoff vote — which, ironically, was originally supposed to have been held Sunday but has been postponed.
    The less-than-credible Nov. 28 results, which many if not most Haitians believe the government fixed to eke out a runoff spot for Célestin, were met by violent street protests last month. Even before last week’s OAS report, the aloof and unpopular Préval was under ample international pressure, including from the U.S., to recognize the official third-place finisher, Michel Martelly, as the actual runner-up. (He would then face first-place candidate Mirlande Manigat in the runoff.) Last week, France’s ambassador to Haiti, Didier Le Bret, was frequently on Haitian radio calling on Préval to respect the OAS recommendation. Préval in turn angrily charged France and the international community with imperialist-style strong-arming.


    The question now is, Who if anyone in this standoff benefits from the sudden presence of Duvalier? Some Haitian pundits on Sunday said it might be meant to compel Préval to acquiesce to international demands to sacrifice Célestin. But it’s hard to believe, even under Sarkozy, that France and the international community would stoop so low diplomatically as to encourage Duvalier to return to Haiti for that purpose. Others suggested that Duvalier’s return instead gives Préval leverage by showing the international powers how much more turbulent things can get if they keep messing with the Haitian President. But again, could even Préval be cynical enough to open the door to one of the 20th century’s most notorious dictators for that kind of political gain?


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    Haiti: Jean-Claude 'Baby Doc' Duvalier Returns from Exile - TIME
     
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    now for the Haitian news.....adding to the idiocy that was baby doc, it appears Aristide is pressing for a diplomatic passport to go back to Haiti too.......unreal.


    The news this week that Haiti may issue a new diplomatic passport to former president Jean Bertrand Aristide is rattling Haitian democrats, and understandably so. That tortured nation is already nervously awaiting a legal resolution of the November presidential election that the Organization of American States says was riddled with government-sponsored fraud. The last thing Haiti needs is the return of a tyrant whose stock-in-trade was sowing violence.

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    Jean-Claude Duvalier ruled Haiti from 1971 to 1986...
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    Haiti's ex-ruler 'Baby Doc' Duvalier attends court
    28 February 2013 - Haiti's former ruler Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier has appeared in court for a hearing to determine if he can be charged with crimes against humanity.
     
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    "Baby Doc" Duvalier has appeared in court for a hearing to determine if he can be charged with crimes against humanity.



    classic comedy gold......for god sakes...:lol:
     
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    'Baby Doc' Duvalier, 63...

    Ousted Haitian dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier dies
    October 4, 2014, Jean-Claude-Duvalier, the self-proclaimed "president for life" of Haiti whose corrupt and brutal regime sparked a popular uprising that sent him into a 25-year exile, died Saturday of a heart attack, his attorney said.
     

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