The Hemisphere: Tyranny for Haitians

In one of the closest approximations of a free election in ail of Haiti's dictator ridden history, François Duvalier won the presidency in 1957 on his record as a selfless country doctor fighting disease among his country's poverty-stricken peasants. But after four years, Haiti's 3,750,000 Negroes are still no better off (annual per capita income: less than $100), and the Duvalier regime has turned into the traditional model of a dictatorship, gobbling up graft and relying on strongman methods to keep itself in power. All the while, Duvalier, who in the past four years has received some $30 million in U.S....

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