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Haiti: Daniel Fignolé

Daniel Fignolé, promises F.D.R.-style New Deal. A Negro, he is allied with Louis Dejoi to break François Duvalier’s strength among Negroes. “Chaos in a Caribbean Hotspot,” Life (June 3, 1957) Pierre Eustache Daniel Fignolé has been alternately dubbed ‘a Communist,’ ‘a politial genius,’ ‘a vagabond’ and ‘the darling of the street mobs.’ He is proud […]

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Haiti: Duvalier

Three weeks ago Haiti welcomed a special guest: Haile Selassie, King of Kings, Lion of Judah, and Emperor of Ethiopia. The visit of the African leader was a diplomatic success for President Francois Duvalier. Wayne Ferris, “Haiti’s King of the Mountain: A Visit to the Dictatorship of Francois Duvalier,” Outlook, WCKT-Miami (1966) But if the […]

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Haiti: Vieux-Chauvet

Whether any work of art can ever be worth even a single human life is a question that will never be settled–but this book is surely a masterpiece. Madison Smartt Bell, “Permanent Exile: On Marie Vieux-Chauvet,” The Nation (January 14, 2010)

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Haiti: Europe

Switzerland moved Wednesday toward establishing the legal basis to confiscate millions of dollars allegedly looted by the former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier, in what could be the beginning of the end of a battle over money that began more than two decades ago. “Ex-Dictator Loses Swiss Ruling Over Haitian Cash,” The New York […]

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