François [frahn-swa], /frɑ̃ˈswa/, "Papa Doc", 1907–71, Haitian physician and dictator: president 1957–71.
his son, Jean-Claude [zhahn-klohd], /ʒɑ̃ˈkloʊd/, "Baby Doc", 1951–2014, Haitian political leader: president 1971–86.
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How to use Duvalier in a sentence
President Jimmy Carter also aimed to return asylum seekers to Haiti, where danger, torture and death awaited them because of the grip of the Duvalier dictatorship.Violence and racism against Haitian migrants was never limited to agents on horseback | Carl Lindskoog | September 30, 2021 | Washington Post
Even after ending the occupation in 1934, the United States propped up the brutal Duvalier regime during the Cold War.Stereotypes about Haiti erase the long history of U.S.-Haiti ties | Robert Taber | July 8, 2021 | Washington Post
Think Ferdinand Marcos of the Philippines, Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier of Haiti, and Suharto of Indonesia, among others.
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) | The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
British Dictionary definitions for Duvalier
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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