Former Haiti President Jean-Claude Duvalier returns to country by surprise

By on Jan 17, 2011 in International, North America, Politics Comments

Former Haiti president Jean-Claude Duvalier returns to his country on Sunday by surprise, after some 25 years in exile and lived in France, according to international news sites.

Former Haiti President Jean-Claude Duvalier
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The exiled former Haiti president, who was an alleged dictator of his country, was reported to have arrived at the Port-au-Prince airport unexpectedly, along with his wife on Sunday, and was greeted by his followers.

According to history, Jean-Claude Duvalier, also known as ‘Baby Doc’ apparently declared himself as Haiti president when his father then-president Francois ‘Papa Doc’ Duvalier died in 1971, who ruled the country since 1957.

The young Duvalier who was only 19 years old that time ruled Haiti for 15 years, but was ousted via a people power revolution in 1986.

During his regime, ‘Baby ‘Doc’ is being accused of corruption and using his ‘iron fist’ that apparently lead Haiti to be one of the poorest countries in the world.

Now that Duvalier is back to Haiti, he told the news that he ‘wants to help his country’ but there were no reports about the real reason of his return.

Haiti has been in the news since last year after suffering from a 7.0 magnitude earthquake on January 12, 2010, and a widespread cholera outbreak that started in October, also last year.

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