Plizyè jounalis fè kòmantè sou rezon ki fè Ayiti pa bezwen Duvalier.
Journalists comment on why Haiti does not need Duvalier.
5 reasons why Haiti’s Jean-Claude Duvalier is infamous (CS Monitor)
1. Tonton Macoutes
3.Luxury on the French Riviera
5. Legacy of Duvalierism
The Last Thing Haiti Needs (NYT)
“We don’t know where this is headed. A trial and prison? A swift escort onto the next plane? Whatever happens, we know that Mr. Duvalier has nothing to offer the country that he and his father, François Duvalier, who was known as Papa Doc, looted and brutalized for decades. Every moment that Jean-Claude Duvalier spends free in Haiti adds insult to catastrophic injury.”
The Root: The Dangers of Nostalgia in Haiti (NPR)
“Haitians born after 1986, when Baby Doc and his mercenary wife, Michelle, hastily left the country, do not know what it was like. Haitian politics has become full-throated, heavily debated, with little or no restraint on what people think. Those old enough to remember the old days have a duty to dispel the nostalgia, to inform and remind the rest of their countrymen what it was really like in those days — to live in fear of arrest, reprisal, disappearance.
Haiti has its share of problems now. It doesn’t need to add a return to oppression to that list.”
Justice and Haiti: Baby crawls back (The Economist)
“But the most plausible motive for Mr Duvalier’s visit is that he hopes to get embezzlement charges dismissed in Haiti before they are heard in Switzerland, where the authorities have frozen about $5m that he holds. A new law, which comes into force on February 1st, would allow Swiss prosecutors to bring a case against Mr Duvalier and return the money to Haiti if he loses. With nearly 1m earthquake victims still displaced, a cholera epidemic and a political vacuum, Haiti faces many pressing tasks. Judging Mr Duvalier has just joined the list.”
A nightmare returns to Haiti (CNN)
“Though Duvalier presided over his sputtering police state without the gleeful ruthlessness of his father, his tenure in Haiti’s presidential palace was nevertheless perhaps best summed up by a prison on the outskirts of the Haitian capital called Fort Dimanche, where enemies of the state were sent to die by execution, torture or to simply waste away amidst conditions that were an affront to humanity.”