Monday, January 17, 2011

'Baby Doc' Duvalier returns to Haiti from exile

Back from Exile to save the day.

The former president of Haiti, Jean-Claude Duvalier, has returned to the country, 25 years after he was overthrown by a popular revolt.

Mr Duvalier, 59, also known as "Baby Doc", arrived on a flight from France where he had been living in exile.

It was not clear what prompted his return, but he said he wanted "to help the people of Haiti" following last year's devastating earthquake.

1 comment:

Chris Taus said...

Duvalier’s return creates an enormous distraction, serious confusion and has the added benefit of rallying his base against Duvalier. Essentially, Duvalier is a pawn in Preval’s transparent and desperate attempts to maintain power.