Francois-Nicolas Duvalier To Rehabilitate Family Image

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Francois-Nicolas Duvalier, grandson of Francois Duvalier

Francois-Nicolas Duvalier, son of Jean Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier and grandson of François "Papa Doc" Duvalier, published an editorial in Le Nouvelliste, just days before the 50th anniversary of the massacre of innocent citizens of Haiti by Papa Doc. The young Francois-Nicolas Duvalier published this editorial with a hope or re-wrapping the legacy of Papa Doc. Nicolas Duvalier works in President Michel Martelly's National Palace. The editorial was published on April 19 and was titled, 'In memoriam Dr. Francois Duvalier, President for Life'.

The editorial stated that Papa Doc actually valued the interests of the Haitians and used his sharp mind to defend the values of the Republic of Haiti with utmost dedication and integrity. Nicolas Duvalier also stated in the editorial that Papa Doc was a great nationalist, a prominent politician and a dynamic and enterprising head of the nation who had an image similar to those who built the world's first black republic.

The reactions were somewhat mixed after this publication. Some people love it while others were severely agitated by the editorial and went against it. Human Rights groups publicly denounced the editorial. Some journalists called it ironic because had Nicolas Duvalier been a part of Papa Doc's regime, he would have failed to even express his thoughts publicly. Some of the survivors of the Papa Doc regime call it an outright insult to the people of Haiti. Some people say that it is not the fault of young Nicolas Duvalier because he was brought up in France and there are high possibilities that he was a taught a distorted history and was never shown the true picture!

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