Papa Doc and Baby Doc
Francois Duvalier aka Papa Doc
- Born: April 14, 1907 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti
- Died: April 21, 1971 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti
- Other Names: Papa Doc
- Nationality: Haitian
- Occupation: President (Government)
During this time in Haiti it was poor.
They where the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere. Jean Claude Duvalier stole huge amounts of money from Haiti and foreign development programs.
The type of leadership from the late 1950s to the late 1980s was really cruel.
Using intimidation, beatings, murder, forced exile, and any other means deemed necessary to squash all forms of dissent and defend the Duvalier regime against political challengers. Duvalier used his militia to extend his control over all aspects of Haitian society, ruthlessly killing or exiling political opponents.
The type of government was a dictatorship.
Haiti had one of the most brutal, repressive, and corrupt dictatorships of the 20th century.Within a few months of taking office he had killed, exiled, or otherwise silenced all of the candidates who had run against him in the election.