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Former Haitian President Leslie Manigat dies

Former Haitian President Leslie Manigat dies

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, June 30 (UPI) --Leslie Manigat, former president of Haiti, passed away at the age of 83 after a long illness.
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U.N. opposes Haiti's Duvalier ruling

U.N. opposes Haiti's Duvalier ruling

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Former Haitian President Jean-Claude Duvalier must face charges for serious human rights violations that took place during his rule, the United Nations said.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012.
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Duvalier return tied to Swiss bank funds

Duvalier return tied to Swiss bank funds

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Jean-Claude Duvalier's stunning return to Haiti may have been motivated by money, not power, officials say.
Aristide wants to return to Haiti

Aristide wants to return to Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Just days after Jean-Claude Duvalier returned to Haiti, former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide says he's ready to return to his homeland as well.

Deposed president returns to Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier, who returned to Haiti this week after 25 years in exile, has no intention of leaving, his lawyer said.

Duvalier charged with corruption in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Charges were filed Tuesday against former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier in Port-au-Prince, his lawyer said.

Swiss freeze 'Baby Doc' nest egg

ZURICH, Switzerland, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Switzerland has frozen at least $4.6 million held in Swiss banks to keep it from the family of deposed Haitian leader Jean-Claude Duvalier, officials say.

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Jean-Claude Duvalier
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Jean-Claude Duvalier (nicknamed "Bébé Doc" or "Baby Doc") (born July 3, 1951) was the ruler 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.

He was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and was raised in an isolated environment. He attended the most prestigious Haitian schools, College Bird and Saint-Louis de Gonzague. Later, under the direction of several prominent professors, including Maitre Gerard Gourgue, at the University of Haiti, he studied law. During April, 1971, he assumed the presidency of Haiti at the age of 19 upon the death of his father, François Duvalier (nicknamed "Papa Doc"), becoming the world's youngest president. Initially, Jean-Claude Duvalier resisted the dynastic arrangement that had made him Haiti's leader, having preferred that the presidency go to his older sister Marie-Denise Duvalier, and was content to leave substantive and administrative matters in the hands of his mother, Simone Ovide Duvalier, and a committee led by Luckner Cambronne, his father's Interior Minister, while he attended ceremonial functions and lived as a playboy.

Duvalier was invested with near-absolute power by the constitution. He took some steps to reform the regime, by releasing some political prisoners and easing censorship on the press. However, there were no substantive changes to the regime's basic character. Opposition was not tolerated, and the legislature remained a rubber stamp.

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