Francois Duvalier


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oppressive Haitian dictator (1907-1971)

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By 1985, it was clear that the 30-year dictatorial regime of Francois Duvalier and his son Jean-Claude Duvalier was nearing its end.
Hasta 1957 se registraron guerras de resistencia a la ocupacion y numerosos golpes de Estado, hasta que en 1957 Washington puso en el poder a Francois Duvalier, quien se convirtio en "presidente vitalicio".
Scholarly study of 20th century Haiti clusters around the American Occupation (1915-1934) and the regimes of Francois Duvalier (1957-1971) and Jean-Claude Duvalier (1971-1986).
How was the Haiti ruler Francois Duvalier better known?
Whatever happens, we know that Duvalier has nothing to offer the country that he and his father, Francois Duvalier, who was known as Papa Doc, looted and brutalized for decades.
Francois Duvalier (known as "Papa Doc") took control in a coup and established one of the most repressive and corrupt regimes of modern times, which combined violence against political opponents with exploitation of Voodoo to instill fear in the population.
30) During brutal mulatto rule in the 1930s, Francois Duvalier, Lorimer Denis, and poets Clement Magloire and Carl Brouard led a group called the Griots (storytellers) and produced the journal called Les Griots.
Ambos gobiernos norteamericanos generaron lazos de entendimiento y cooperacion con el gobierno militar de Francois Duvalier, o Duvalier I, cuya perduracion del poder en esa parte de la isla de La Espanola, requeria de partidas de apoyo economico y militar que sus aliados debian facilitarle sin mayores requerimientos.
1957: Francois Duvalier (center) is elected President.
The stories of the first collection look mostly at the Francois Duvalier period (33) and re-visit the experiences of the youth of that time.
Los dictadores, por su parte, contribuyeron a las desgracias con el robo desenfrenado de bienes publicos, principalmente por parte de la dupla integrada por Jean-Claude Duvalier --llamado Baby Doc, al heredar el poder-- y su padre Francois Duvalier, alias Papa Doc.
Francois Duvalier llego al poder con el apoyo de los grupos nacionalistas negros, los "noiristes", ademas de con la ayuda del pequeno sector empresarial negro, y en general de la mayoria de la poblacion haitiana.
El nacionalismo haitiano, azuzado por la aparicion de blancos poderosos que obligaron a los haitianos a trabajar en la construccion de los caminos, produjo el "noirismo", que en 1957 llevaria al poder a Francois Duvalier, el mas brillante y sanguinario de los dictadores en Haiti; el que mato a decenas de miles mientras utilizaba con mucha malicia el miedo al comunismo estadounidense para obtener de ellos la aceptacion que buscaba.
After 14 years of Francois Duvalier (Papa Doc) and 15 of his son, Jean-Claude (Baby Doc), leaders came and went with astonishing frequency until in 1991 came the victory in a rare election of the "hollowed-cheeked, goggle-eyed, wide-mouthed" revolutionary, ex priest Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
After the 14 years of Francois Duvalier (Papa Doc) and the 15 years of his son, Jean-Claude (Baby Doc), leaders came and went and did so with astonishing frequency until in 1991 came the victory in a rare election of the "hollowed-cheeked, goggle-eyed, wide-mouthed" revolutionary, ex priest Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
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