1980's Haiti

This is The Haitian Flag.

Fran├žois and Jean-Claude Duvalier...

Papa Doc(left) and Baby Doc (right) in the 1970's. 'Papa Doc' Duvalier, was the President of Haiti from 1957-1971. He countered a military coup d'etat (revolution) in 1950 and was elected as President in 1957 on a populist and black nationalist platform. He was additionally known for successfully fighting diseases and was given the by-name 'Papa Doc'. Thereafter 'Papa Docs' death his son 'Baby Doc' took over. 'Baby Doc' was the President of Haiti in 1971 until he was overthrown by a popular uprising in 1986.  'Baby Doc' introduced cosmetic changes to his father's regime and invested much authority to his advisor's. For all that thousands of Haitians were killed or tortured, and hundreds of thousands departed the country.

Jean-Claude Duvalier...

aka Baby Doc was a Haitian Dictator.  Around the 1970's and 1980's he viciously eliminated opponents, imprisoning, torturing, and killing -- driving hundreds of thousands into foreign displacement. Additionally Baby Doc wanted to secure and control the nation, so much he developed an armed civilian militia generally certified as the 'Tonton Macoutes'. This  indicated army would search for bad girls and boys at night.

Haitian Immigration...

happened because of many horrible conditions. During the time of Baby Doc's ruling Haitians were victims of negative stereotype, it was rated that over 1,000,000 Haitians migrated to the Dominican Republic in 1986. Haitians have a long history of migration. They went through conditions such as: being poor, lack of food and shelter, lack of sanitation, corrupts the tax and service system forcing Haitians into poverty and famine while living a wild life style etc.  Duvalier's infamous corruption, human rights violations and dictation  oppression of his political opponent led to Haitians leaving.  In 1982 a U.S. federal court ordered the release of a group of Haitian refugees who had been held back by the INS. Later arrivals, however, were held back and not released.

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