Duvalier Back In Haiti

Haiti — When Jean-Claude Duvalier suddenly emerged from exile last weekend, saying he was here “to help” his devastated homeland, fears immediately spread across the country that the former dictator had come to stake a new claim to power. But Mr. Duvalier’s risky return home from France may have been driven by another motivation: money. […]

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Haitian prosecutors presented formal charges of corruption and embezzlement against the former dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier on Tuesday, raising the level of uncertainty surrounding his abrupt emergence from exile this week. The case, which involves acts that he is accused of committing before fleeing the country nearly 25 years ago, was presented at […]

Haiti — Switzerland says it will return the assets of former dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier to Haiti for use on development projects. The $6m (£4.2m) has been frozen in Swiss bank accounts since 1986 when he fled to France amid rising unrest. The Swiss Federal Office of Justice said the Duvaliers had failed to […]

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Haitian police took ex-dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier out of his hotel Tuesday without saying whether he was being detained for crimes committed under his brutal regime.

PORT-AU-PRINCE — Former dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier made a surprise return to Haiti on Sunday in the midst of a political vacuum left by disputed presidential elections. Returning to his homeland after 25 years in the political wilderness, most of them spent in exile in France, Duvalier did not explain the reason for his […]