Jean-Claude Duvalier Meets With Advisers as Haiti Holds Its Breath

The sudden arrival of Mr. Duvalier, who ruled Haiti from the time he was 19 until he was forced to flee by mass protests in 1986, threatened to further convulse a country that is struggling to recover from the earthquake, a lingering cholera epidemic, the political uncertainty stemming from last year’s contested presidential election and an epidemic of violent crime.

Mr. Sterlin said he did not know how long Mr. Duvalier, who has been living in exile near Paris, planned to stay in Haiti, or if he planned to meet with Haiti’s president, René Préval. An aide said Mr. Préval was among those surprised by Mr. Duvalier’s arrival.

A friend said that Mr. Duvalier would stay for three or four days, but that he would eventually like to resettle in Haiti. The friend spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not Mr. Duvalier’s official representative.

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3 comments on “Jean-Claude Duvalier Meets With Advisers as Haiti Holds Its Breath

  1. Ad Orientem says:

    Why was this man not arrested the moment his plane landed?

  2. Ad Orientem says:

    I just saw that about an hr ago. A little late, but good for them. This thug should rot in jail for the rest of his life.