Who Is Véronique Roy, The Companion Of Jean-Claude Duvalier

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Veronique Roy

The stage has been set for the return of the polemic Jean-Claude 'Baby Doc' Duvalier, and at center stage is his hard to figure out viceroy, Véronique Roy. Roy appeared on the scene in early 2011, often on the arm, or not far from the shadow of the former dictator, Duvalier, who, now in his early 60's, returned to the country after spending 25 years as an exile in France.

Roy's persona as something of a femme fatale, considered by some to be the mistress of Duvalier, is aggravated by the air of mystery which surrounds her. What exactly is her label? That's the question most persons would like answered. But the lack of dialogue as to the true role she plays in his life leaves the matter up for speculation, with some labeling her as companion, mistress and, overall political upstart.

In the past she has been known as a consultant for public relations, a stylist for royalty, a part of the team that, in 2006, launched the Francois Duvalier Foundation, and a could-be descendant of former Head of State from 1950 to 1956, Paul Eugene Magloire. In her new role she assiduously filters interview questions and responses for the former despotic leader, locks down access to his person and touts him as the 'president for life'. In this capacity, she attends various events and fundraisers, pushing forward the cause of Haiti's former ruler within the Diaspora. Whatever her official title, one thing is glaringly obvious of Ms. Roy, she is, perhaps, Jean-Claude's best friend in Haiti.

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Shounga says...

she is just crasy as he'll.

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Jacky Dessalines says...

who's care...?

they just have a lot of money to spend ...

ki mele pep haitiens bann radote duvaliers makout volo...

piyer pays....

acierie d haiti se pou jean claude duvalier a 60/100 et lot encore...

komsi se seulement makout reactionnaires, volo, piyagere, restavek ki pou tjrst ap dirige pays d haiti...

aba tout intelektiel opportunistes...

aba tout makout reactionnaires, volo, piyagere...

vive Moise Jean Charles...

viv Lavalas, vive cite Soleil, vive Haiti...

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