“In this moment of pain and of mourning, I must assure you of my absolute solidarity,” Duvalier wrote.
Duvalier was declared president for life in 1971, after the death of his father, Francois "Papa Doc" Duvalier.
Think Ferdinand Marcos of the Philippines, Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier of Haiti, and Suharto of Indonesia, among others.
But Duvalier, famously known as “Baby Doc,” emerged from the shadows via email late Friday night.
Duvalier can even argue that many Haitians were better off under his rule than they are now; how could they be worse off?
He feels that Duvalier will be the one to provide homes and jobs for people like him.
Asindor agrees that most of what the foreign media and organizations have said about Duvalier is not true.
Yet Duvalier never apologized for his family's brutality and continued to defend his rule until his death.
Lisa Armstrong reports from Port au Prince on the welcome reception Duvalier received from his supporters.
Supposedly, President Duvalier received a letter from Washington.