Former Dictator’s Return Could Worsen Haiti’s Instability

Port-au-Prince, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) The return to Haiti of former dictator Jean Claude Duvalier could aggravate the political instability that has prevailed since the controversial presidential elections.

Duvalier, also known as “Baby Doc,” is staying at a downtown hotel guarded by police, according to Telesur reports.

For now, the 59-year-old former dictator, who is charged with corruption and human rights violations, claims he is back to help, according to Haitian news reports.

During his term, more than 150,000 Haitians were tortured, murdered and otherwise victimized by the Tonton Macoute, paramilitary groups created to hold back attempts at rebellion.

The return of “Baby Doc” is taking place at a critical moment for Haiti, given the fact that the nation is readying for presidential election runoff in a climate of of uncertainty.

The first round took place on November 28, but a considerable percentage of the population rejected the official results.

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