The Haitian follies

A confidential 2006 cable from the United States (US) Embassy in Haiti, subsequently made public by WikiLeaks, said the US viewed the possible return of either of the two exiled Haitian ex-presidents, Jean-Bertrand Aristide or Jean-Claude Duvalier, as “unhelpful”. But one of them, former president-for-life ‘Baby Doc’, is already back in Haiti, probably with Washington’s approval.

Baby Doc is not just a deluded no-hoper, although he is unlikely ever to be president again. His presence in Haiti will frighten the outgoing president, René Préval, and his chosen successor, Jude Celestin – as it was doubtless intended to do.

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