Francois & Jean- Claude Duvalier
Former leaders of Haiti
Jean- Claude Duvalier was born on July 3, 1951 in Port-au Prince, Haiti. He graduated from the University of Haiti. When jean- Claude's father, Francois, died unexpectedly in 1971, he took over as the new president of Haiti at the age of 19, making him the youngest president in the world. He was labeled as a president but began to rule this country as a dictator. He felt the same threat his father felt during his time in office and wanted to have complete control over the country. He sent mass killings to anyone he thought would threaten him as a ruler and made sure he would be the only leader until he died. He ultimately only reigned for 15 years, until 1986, and passed away in 2014.
Letter from Jean-Claude
It is with my deepest regards that I must inform you that our current leader, Francois Duvalier, has passed away of a heart attack. With this unexpected death, we were definitly taken off guard. But are able to get a new president to take over Haiti and that is me, Jean- Claude Duvalier, the son of Francois Duvalier. I am excited to be taking on this new role as president. As president, I promise to make you proud to be in Haiti. We will work together to make this country more developed and functioning, as well as keep the traditions and customs my father set before he passed away. This country will be better then you have ever seen it. We will make changes that will better the citizens, as well as help the higher class. We will grow as a country and community. Over my years in power, there will be noticable changes,