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Jean-Claude Duvalier

Jean-Claude Duvalier, nicknamed "Bébé Doc" or "Baby Doc" was the President of Haiti from 1971 until his overthrow by a popular uprising in 1986. He succeeded his father, François "Papa Doc" Duvalier, as the ruler of Haiti upon his father's death in 1971.
After assuming power, he introduced cosmetic changes to his father's regime and delegated much authority to his advisors, though thousands of Haitians were killed or tortured, and hundreds of thousands fled the country. He maintained a notoriously lavish lifestyle (including a state-sponsored US$3 million wedding in 1980), and made millions from involvement in the drug trade and from selling body parts from dead Haitians while poverty among his people remained the most widespread for any country in the Americas.
Relations with the United States improved after his ascension to the presidency, and then deteriorated under the Carter administration, only to again improve under Ronald Reagan due to the strong anti-communist stance of the Duvaliers.
Following a quarter of a century in self-imposed exile due to a popular uprising in 1986, Duvalier returned to Haiti on January 16, 2011. The following day he was arrested by ... » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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Today in History, July 3, 2014
2014-07-03
Former Haitian President Jean-Claude Duvalier (doo-VAHL'-yay) is 63. Talk show host Montel Williams is 58. Country singer Aaron Tippin is 56. Actor Tom Cruise is 52. Actress Yeardley Smith is 50. Singer Ishmael Butler is 45. Rock musician Kevin Hearn ...
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Former Haitian President Leslie Manigat dies
2014-06-30
The former academic ran in Haiti's first presidential election following a 1986 revolt that overthrew President Jean-Claude Duvalier. His election was considered illegitimate. Mike Finley, former deputy chief of staff for the U.S. House of ...
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    Leslie Manigat, Ousted as Haiti Leader, Dies at 83
    2014-06-28
    Opposition figures said the military had orchestrated the bloodshed to ruin Haiti's first free election in three decades after years of dictatorial rule by Jean-Claude Duvalier, who was known as “Baby Doc,” and his father, François Duvalier, “Papa Doc ...
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      Leslie Manigat, Ousted as Haiti Leader, Dies at 83
      2014-06-28
      Opposition figures said the military had orchestrated the bloodshed to ruin Haiti's first free election in three decades after years of dictatorial rule by Jean-Claude Duvalier, who was known as “Baby Doc,” and his father, François Duvalier, “Papa Doc ...
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        Leslie Manigat | Former Haitian leader, 83
        2014-06-27
        Mr. Manigat, a former professor of history and political science, won the presidency in January 1988 amid the tumult that followed the fall of former dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier two years earlier. The election, which was boycotted by the main ...
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          Fallece expresidente de Haití, Leslie Manigat
          2014-06-27
          En 1986, el general Henri Namphy derrocó a Jean-Claude Duvalier, quien gobernaba desde 1971, cuando heredó la presidencia de su padre. Manigat, quien se destacó por su capacidad intelectual y su actividad como educador, ganó las elecciones a fines ...
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          2. Fallece expresidente de Haití Leslie Manigat, que gobernó 130 días en 1988
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          Former Haitian president Leslie Manigat dead at 83
          2014-06-27
          Manigat helped lead political efforts to restore democracy to Haiti in the 1980s at the end of nearly three decades of dictatorship by François "Papa Doc" Duvalier and his son Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier. Manigat, an academic turned politician ...
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          1. Haiti ex-president Leslie Manigat has died

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          Former Haitian president Leslie Manigat dead at 83
          2014-06-27
          Manigat helped lead political efforts to restore democracy to Haiti in the 1980s at the end of nearly three decades of dictatorship by François "Papa Doc" Duvalier and his son Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier. Manigat, an academic turned politician ...
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          1. Haiti ex-President Leslie Manigat dies
          2. Haiti ex-president Leslie Manigat has died

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          Switzerland freezing $1bn in assets of former Ukrainian and Egyptian presidents
          2014-06-05
          Since 2003 Switzerland has returned 1.8 billion Swiss francs embezzled by such persons as Marcos, Sani Abacha of Nigeria, Vladimir Montesinos of Peru, Jean-Claude Duvalier of Haiti and others. The country's asset recovery effort is more than a quarter ...
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