Zombie prince returns
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What's happened? 'Baby Doc' Duvalier has returned to Haiti. He has been before a judge who will decide whether or not to charge him with corruption.
Who is Baby Doc? Jean-Claude Duvalier is the son of Francois 'Papa Doc' Duvalier who was president of Haiti from 1957 until his death in 1971. Baby Doc became president for life when his father died. He was 19 at the time. He was overthrown by an uprising in 1986 and fled the country. Duvalier has been accused in the past of stealing hundreds of millions of dollars in public money and overseeing the torture and killing of political enemies.
When did he come back? He arrived on Sunday. But no one seems to know why.
Where did he flee to? He went to France because France has had a long relationship with Haiti.
Why do we call him the zombie prince? Baby Doc's father has a secret police force called the Tonton Macoutes, named after a voodoo monster. He inherited this terrible gang of murderers and bullies. Many of these men were voodoo priests, and many opposition members mysteriously disappeared at night, leading people to believe the police had supernatural powers.
How did Haitians react? Despite the horrors of his past, Duvalier does have some support among the people. There were protesters calling for the arrest of his enemy, the current president Rene Preval. Others were shocked that Duvalier was not immediately arrested. But one man summed it up by saying Haiti had never had a president who was not a criminal.