[doo-vahl-yey; French dy-va-lyey]
- François [frahn-swa] /frɑ̃ˈswa/, Papa Doc, 1907–71, Haitian physician and dictator: president 1957–71.
- his sonJean-Claude [zhahn-klohd] /ʒɑ̃ˈkloʊd/, Baby Doc, 1951–2014, Haitian political leader: president 1971–86.
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Think Ferdinand Marcos of the Philippines, Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier of Haiti, and Suharto of Indonesia, among others.The Hunt for Mubarak's Billions
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Duvalier was declared president for life in 1971, after the death of his father, Francois "Papa Doc" Duvalier.
He feels that Duvalier will be the one to provide homes and jobs for people like him.
Yet Duvalier never apologized for his family's brutality and continued to defend his rule until his death.
Though Ellian is too young to have lived through the Duvalier regime, she learned about him at school.
Supposedly, President Duvalier received a letter from Washington.Warren Commission (9 of 26): Hearings Vol. IX (of 15)
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- François (frɑ̃swa), known as Papa Doc. 1907–71, president of Haiti (1957–71)
- his son, Jean-Claude (ʒɑ̃klod), known as Baby Doc. born 1951, Haitian statesman; president of Haiti 1971–86; deposed; lived in exile in France before returning to Haiti in 2011
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