Jean Bertrand Aristide and Jean Claude Duvalier have so much in Common

Former Haitian President Jean Bertrand Aristide finally has his day in court; however, this is something that might become one of the biggest events of the year. After Jean Claude Duvalier who had his day in court earlier this year, now it is Aristide's turn

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Aristide and Duvalier, so much in common

I don't know if you have been able to detect trend and similarities within these two highly controversial personalities in Haitian politic, in that I mean Jean Bertrand Aristide and Jean Claude Duvalier, but I do. Let's see:

1) Both Jean Claude Duvalier and Jean Bertrand Aristide have passionate fanatics

2) Both have been accused of making millions by stealing from the government

3) Both Jean Claude Duvalier and Jean Bertrand Aristide went on exile

4) Duvalier and Aristide came back from exile within the same year

5) Beside other former presidents, Jean Claude Duvalier and Jean Bertrand Aristide were visited at home by current president Michel Martelly

6) On February 28, 2013, former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier showed up at the Port-au-Prince Appeals Court to hear various charges against him for crimes against humanity. Today, May 8, 2013, it is Aristide's turn to go to court. He is to answer questions on the unresolved case of slain radio journalist. Jean Dominique.

Does that mean, if one goes to prison, the other would follow?

Expecting the day to be very agitated by the supporter of the Lavals leader, police ban all demonstrations on the day of the court hearing. Still, thousands of Aristide's supporters are expected to show up outside the courthouse which could lead to confrontation with police.

This court hearing will be the first public presentation by Aristide since he returned to the country from exile in March 2011.

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It could also mean that neither go to

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