World: Baby Doc Takes a Bride

Babay Doc Takes a Bride

A 101-gun salute and the exploding of $100,000 worth of fireworks greeted Haiti's President for Life Jean-Claude ("Baby Doc") Duvalier, 28, and his bride Michèle Bennett, 27. The couple emerged under crossed sabers from the freshly refurbished cathedral of Port-au-Prince after a $3 million wedding, the country's most lavish social event in two decades. Said the bride, with a smile: "We'll make lots of children and live happily ever after."

Papier-mâché roses decked the dusty streets of the capital. Free bouillon and clairin—soup and rum—were distributed to the populace. But for most Haitians there was little to celebrate....

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