Here is a video report on former Haitian Dictator Jean Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier being taken into custody for questioning just one day after his surprising return to Haiti. Duvalier returned to Haiti after 24+ years in exile, saying he wanted to “help” his country.
But it is clear many Haitians have not forgotten his brutal regime. Below is video of one man describing what that time was like to CNN’s Anderson Cooper:
As if the perpetually-troubled Haiti did not have enough to deal with.
Here is a video report on the return to Haiti of former Haitian Dictator Jean Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier. He has returned after nearly 25 years in exile. “Baby Doc” ruled with an iron fist that included arrest and torture of political adversaries. He took power in Haiti in 1971 at the age of 19 after his father – Francois “Papa Doc” Duvalier – died. Between the two, they ruled Haiti from 1957-1986. His intentions in returning to Haiti are unclear at this point. He says he has returned to “help” his country.
Here is video of Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren talking with Gov. Sarah Palin in Haiti about the devastation and suffering they saw during their visit there last week. Palin, along with husband Todd, and daughter Bristol went to Haiti along with Rev. Franklin Graham and Greta Van Susteren. They focused on the work Graham’s ministry – Samaritan’s Purse – is doing in Haiti to try and save the people there from a Cholera Epidemic.
Palin also hammered Democrat Sen. Patrick Leahy – who Van Susteren said has called for an end of American aid to Haiti until the corruption there can be dealt with. Palin said the priorities of some – like Leahy, are very skewed, as they will vote to build a tunnel to save “Sea Turtles” in Florida but don’t want to send aid money “that could actually save a baby’s life in Haiti.” Palin said while she does not see Government as the solution to the problems in Haiti, she would at least like to see a message from the U.S. Government that Haiti needs help, and a mobilization of faith-based and charitable groups to help with the massive needs there.