Baby Doc Returns to Haiti
Fomer Haitian dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier made a surprising return to his homeland Sunday, raising fears that he will complicate the already confused political situation. News agencies reported that Duvalier and his French wife landed at Port-au-Prince's international airport and were met by former members of his cabinet.
Duvalier has been in exile for 25 years. He was accused of stealing $100 million from the treasury, money that Haiti has tried to recover from Swiss banks. He left the country on a U.S. plane in 1986 after massive anti-government protests and a number of deaths. He has been living in France and has occasionally indicated that he would like to return home.
Haiti is currently in a political stalemate, with President René Préval reportedly resisting an OAS recommendation to bar his favored candidate, Jude Celestin, from a runoff election. The question bound to come up is why Duvalier was allowed to return at all and whether his admission is part of someone's devious political plan.
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