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Michel Francois

Joseph Michel Francois, Haitian army Colonel, Chief of National Police

Michel Francois Was A Member Of Francois Duvalier And Jean-Claude Duvalier Government

Many people played a hand in the 1991 coup that saw the elected president of the Republic of Haiti, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, removed from office, few with as much importance as army colonel and the then Haitian police chief, Joseph-Michel François. He was born on May 8, 1957 and went to military school at Fort Bragg in the United States.

The skills he acquired there would serve him well as part of the oppressive government, which ruled for over three years under Raoul Cédras. During this time, Michel Francois headed up the secret police and oversaw, or facilitated, many human rights violations, murders and other heinous, counter-judiciary acts.

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Judge Joseph Nerette, Haiti Provisional President

Joseph Nerette was born on April 9th in the year 1924. He lived for 83 years and his life saw many ups and downs. He was popular Haitian judge and had a long political career which culminated as the President of Haiti.

Provisional President

Joseph Nérette was the 48th president of Haiti. While he served his term as the president of Haiti Jean-Jacques Honorat was the Prime Minister. He was a provisional president of Haiti as the actual power rested with the military.

The military was headed by Michel Francois and Raoul Cedras who were really powerful leaders. As the power rested with the military there were no major changes initiated by Joseph Nérette as a president of Haiti.

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Video of Souvenir during the reign of Jean-Claude Duvalier

Francois Duvalier and Jean-Claude Duvalier

This video will definitely mean something to many Haitians. It was a time when Haiti was under the dictatorship of Jean-Claude Duvalier. Some people have positive memories of the Duvalier the same way some have negative memories. For some people who will be watching this video, it will remind them of a time when things were good for them in Haiti. However for many, this can only remind them of abuse, repression, death and exile.

During the Duvalier era many names became popular; some in a noble aspect; but many, in unscrupulous ways. Some of the names during both Francois Duvalier and Jean-Claude Duvalier that became famous include the following:

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The Son of Former Port-au-Prince Police chief Michel Francois was killed

Picture of candle for the dead

According to Latin American Herald Tribune, Jean-Michel Francois, the son of former Port-au-Prince Chief of Police Joseph Michel Francois was killed in San Pedro Sula, in Honduras.

The report indicated that the law student, Jean-Michel Francois was killed on Thursday, February 3rd, from injuries received during a beating.

The father of Jean-Michel Francois is Joseph Michel Francois, a well known Haitian Chief of Police who has been living in exile in Honduras since 1996.

Joseph-Michel Francois participated in the 1991 Haiti Coup D'Etat that overthrew Haitian president Jean-Bertrand Aristide

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