More on “Baby Doc”

Author Amy Wilentz, whose book “The Rainy Season” is a definitive account of the aftermath of Duvalier’s exile and Aristide’s rise, said: “This is not the right moment for such upheaval.”

“Let’s not forget what Duvalierism was: prison camps, torture, arbitrary arrest, extrajudicial killings, persecution of the opposition,” she wrote in an e-mail to AP. And, she added, “If Haitian authorities allow Duvalier to return, can they thwart exiled President Aristide’s desire to come back to the country?”

“Haitians need a steady hand to guide them through the earthquake recovery, not the ministrations of a scion of dictatorship.”

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/01/16/baby-doc-duvalier-haiti-long-exile/

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