Francois-Nicolas Duvalier to rehabilitate Family image
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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