Deconstructing Baby Doc’s odd re-emergence

So why is Duvalier back now and what does he want?

To the former, Bernard Diederich [author of L’Heritier] says Veronicque [Duvalier’s partner] “has long been laying the groundwork for a possible return,” including opening a foundation in Port-au-Prince that has been building support among Haiti’s youth. The young are an important constituency, Diederich says, because young Haitians don’t know what it was like to live under a dictatorial regime.

“All they hear from their grandparents is that the price of rice and enforced stability was better in those days,” he says. Read more in the Miami Herald



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