With the news that Jean-Bertrand Aristide has fled Haiti, the ignoble tradition of the Duvalier’s continues. You hear that Aristide was the first democratically elected president of that country. However, most are ignorant of the history of the last half century. François Duvalier was a physician and was tagged with the nickname, "Papa Doc". With the army's support, he was elected to the presidency in 1957. This is an age where the international community demands that they certify elections for them to be valid. It comes as no surprise, that he was dubbed a tyrant, when the voodoo practitioner declared himself president for life.
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