How Will Haiti Reckon with the Duvalier Years?
By Laurent Dubois
Published: October 6, 2014
Jean-Claude Duvalier, or Baby Doc, died October 4, 2014 before he was able to be tried for his crimes against human rights. Because of this, Dubois asks the question of how Haiti will reckon with those years under the Duvaliers? In looking at this question, Dubois delves into the history of the Duvalier regime and what exactly was happening during those years. In order to reckon with the Duvalier Years, Haiti has to openly look back at them, talk about them, and acknowledge what happened. Yet the question is, will Haiti be able to do this?