Duvalier


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Synonyms for Duvalier

son and successor of Francois Duvalier as president of Haiti

oppressive Haitian dictator (1907-1971)

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Baby Doc had taken overaged 19 from his father Papa Doc Duvalier in 1971.
This Research Brief is based on WIDER Working Paper 2013/104 'Foreign aid and the failure of state building in Haiti under the Duvaliers, Aristide, Preval, and Martelly' by Terry Buss.
He said he was "just coming to help," whatever that meant, but he arrived just as the recently elected president was facing charges of election-rigging, which led some to speculate that Duvalier still had political ambitions.
It was created in 1958 by Haiti's former dictator Francois "Papa Doc" Duvalier, and was originally called Cite Simone, after his wife Simone Ovide.
1971: Haitian dictator dies Haiti''s ruler, Francois 'Papa Doc' Duvalier, has died after 14 years in power.
These artists performed under the shadow of the Haitian dictator Duvalier and in a context of a nation marked by violence and imperialism.
GENEVA, Feb 21 (KUNA) -- With the Court of Appeal of Port-au-Prince due to resume hearings later this week on serious violations of human rights committed during the presidency of Jean-Claude Duvalier, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, on Thursday reminded the Haitian authorities that the State has an obligation to ensure that there is no impunity for serious violations of human rights committed in the past.
Mr Honorat worked as the editor-in-chief for newspaper Haiti Progres and was secretary general of the Popular National Party that opposed the regime of Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier and his father Francois.
La proposition est que le Gouvernement suisse adopte une nouvelle loi ou amende la loi Duvalier aux termes de laquelle la Suisse restitue les fonds pilles.
The central thesis is that substantial numbers of Haitians fled their homeland, particularly during the vicious dictatorial Duvalier regime (Papa and Baby Doc), and settled in Flatbush, Brooklyn.
Duvalier upheld the colonial standard of modern civilization or progress (Mintz 282) and layered African traditions atop a corrupt colonial autocracy, embodying both revolution and corruption and creating a complex scene that shapes Ka's father.
In the early 1990s, Kroll gained worldwide renown for his firm's success in searching for assets hidden by Haiti's Jean-Claude Duvalier, Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos of the Philippines and Saddam Hussein.
6 million held by exiled former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier should not be returned to the quake-ravaged state but restituted to his family.
The Duvalier family--specifically Francois and his son, Jean-Claude, popularly Papa Doc and Baby Doc--played on those fears and ruled, with U.
Despite the efforts of Swiss authorities, legal constraints prevented the return of stolen assets held by the family of Haiti's ex-dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier in Switzerland, money that could be used for recovery following the natural disaster.