Former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier, who led his country with a strong hand, died on Saturday, October 3, 2014. He was 63 years old. According to source from the Martelly government the family of the former President contacted the government following a massive heart attach by Jean Claude to provide them with a helicopter ambulance to transport him to the nearest hospital. The Ambulance helicopter did not have the time to transport him.
Some emergency care was provided on site at his residence before Former Haitian President Jean Claude was pronounced dead
President Michel Martelly contacted the family of former President Jean claude Duvalier to share his sympathies and the entire nation in this sad circumstance.
It has just been reported that former Haitian President jean Claude Duvalier is dead. Known as "Baby Doc" or "Baby Doc", Jean claude Duvalier was born on July 3, 1951 in Port-au-Prince. He was a politician and President from 1971 to 1986 after the death of his father, François Duvalier.
According to sources close to the family, Jean Claude Duvalier died as a result of a heart attack.
Mezanmi gro nouvel. Yo jis reporte ke Jean Claude Duvalier mouri jodia, 3 Octob, 2014. Ke- li rete. Mwin ape cheche plis informasyon pou mwen pote ba nou.
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The National Union party, founded under the dictatorship of Francois 'Papa Doc' Duvalier, is set to potentially take part in the next elections in Haiti. Papa Doc presided over a tough regime that allegedly crushed political opposition and dissent through the private militia force - the Tonton Macoutes. He passed away in 1971 and was succeeded by his son Jean-Claude 'Baby Doc' Duvalier who, at 19, became the youngest leader in the world at the time.
Baby Doc proceeded to rule Haiti as 'president for life' until ousted by a political coup in 1986. His lawyers have continued to refute allegations of human rights abuses and embezzlement allegedly committed during his period of rule. Despite this dark cloud of allegations, and much to the dismay of human rights campaigners, Baby Doc is free to roam. Since his surprise return in 2011, he has been spotted in restaurants, socialising with associates and is even occasionally met by groups of applauding supporters waving the red and black flag of the National Union party.
An appellate court in Haiti comprised of three-judge panel said on Thursday, February 20, 2014 that former dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier should face trial on human rights abuse. This decision by the appellate court in Haiti eliminated a ruling by an investigative judge in 2012 that threw out the human rights charges against Duvalier on the grounds that the statute of limitations to bring such charges had expired.
It seems more certain than ever before that Jean-Claude Duvalier will be facing in the near future many of the victims of his private militia known as the Tonton Macoutes.
When Francois Duvalier assumed the presidency of Haiti in 1957, he instituted a brutal secret police, Tonton Macoutes. The term translates to Uncle Gunnysack in English, based on a children's fairytale, in which the ogre would kidnap disobedient children and devour them. Duvalier co-opted the name and used the secret police to control and terrify people.
Tonton Macoutes spread fear among Haitians, kidnapping them sometimes in the dead of night. Or by day, lynching their burned bodies, leaving them to molder away under the hot sun. The smallest perceived infraction against Duvalier brought on the evil wrath of Tonton Macoutes.
Since Nicolas Duvalier has posted several pictures distributing gifts with to small Haitian children for Christmas, the "Teledjol" machine has been running. The main rumor has it that Nicolas Duvalier will be running as a candidate in the next election in Haiti.
So what's the big deal? He is Haitian and as any Haitian has the right to run if he believes he can serve his country.
However, since the news came out that Nicholas Duvalier is likely to run for office, this has been reported to have caused general panic in the Lavalas hierarchy. Nicholas is the son of former dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier and grandson of another former dictator Francois Duvalier,
Here is Nicholas Duvalier, the son of former Haitian president Jean-Claude Duvalier and grand son of Francois Duvalier. Both Nicholas and Jean-Claude are currently living in the country and both meet the requirements to run for office.
I just want to bring this idea as I have seen it running its course in the social media. What do you think about an eventual candidacy of Francois Nicholas Duvalier for Senate at the next election in Haiti?
There are many interests and many potential candidates for the coming election that has not been scheduled yet. However, it will be one of the most important one as it will create the environment for the next presidential election in Haiti
Casal is a small Haitian city located in the North American region and has a very small population. Port-au-Prince, Carrefour and Guantanamo are the major cities that can be found close to Casal. Casal has a significant Polish influence and many people are baffled by the fact that Poland and Casal are not close to each other and yet, Casal has a huge Polish influence. This revolution can however be traced back to the era of Haitian Revolution.
It was during 1802 when Napoleon arrived with his army at Saint Domingue to take care of the slave rebellion. The army consisted of Polish legion. Napoleon dispatched 5200 Polish soldiers for Saint Domingue to suppress the revolt. Upon arrival, these Polish soldiers found that it was not the rebellion mentioned by Napoleon but was actually a slave revolt in which the slaves were fighting for their freedom.
Alexandre Lerouge, an outspoken school teacher of 62 years old from Cap-Haitian's northern town, became an opposition leader popularly elected under Duvalier dictatorship regime. Alexandre Lerouge had been repeatedly opposing soaring inflation and official corruption during his election campaigns. A Haitian businessman said, after the Feb 11, 1979 victory of Alexandre Lerouge that first time throughout the Duvalier regime did the government backed down and in case Alexandre did not win the election, the angry crowd would have burned down the entire Cap-Haitian into ashes.
It was reported that prior to the election, incendiary devices and Molotov cocktails were readied in large scale in Cap-Haitian before the election kicked off. This was a fallback measure for the Cap-Haitian people in case the government decided to interfere with the election. The Duvalier regime used to hold an election every 6 years which rubber-stamped the instructions of the President for Life, Jean-Claude Duvalier. However, nothing really changed and the liberalization by the Baby Doc was actually a ploy to increase the inflow of foreign aid that never led to any kind of substantial changes.
One among those powerful individuals during Francois Duvalier's regime as the President of Haiti was Luckner Cambronne. Nicknamed as the "Vampire of the Caribbean", Luckner struck terror among hearts of innocent people because of his terrorist and ruthless deeds. Born to a poor preacher and working as a mere teller in a bank, Luckner grew to second in terms of power solely because of his alliance with Francois Duvalier.
Luckner Cambronne grew high up in power because of his reputation, a reputation of sheer brutality and enforcement. He was no more than a messenger for Francois Duvalier when he started, however grew to be second in power because of his cruelty. His time in power was set apart by what was called his "embezzlement" campaign. He used the public funds for his own personal interests and hardly bothered about people in Haiti. During this time, the opposition parties did not even stand a chance. Luckner Cambronne fronted an operation that threatened, killed or sometimes "disappeared" people from the opposition.
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