Jean-Claude Duvalier

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  • ** FILE ** Former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier leaves the courthouse with his longtime companion, Veronique Roy (right), after attending a closed hearing in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Friday, Jan. 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)

    Haiti judge: Try Duvalier on corruption charges

    A Haitian judge said Monday that former dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier should face trial for corruption, but not the more serious charges of human rights violations committed during his rule.

  • Supporters of Mr. Duvalier wait outside the terminal of the Toussaint Louverture international airport, after listening to radio reports of his return to Port-au-Prince. "I'm not here for politics," Mr. Duvalier told Radio Caraibes. "I'm here for the reconstruction of Haiti." (Associated Press)

    'Baby Doc' causes stir with return

    Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier, a once feared and reviled dictator who was ousted in a popular uprising nearly 25 years ago, has made a stunning return to Haiti, raising concerns he could complicate efforts to solve a political crisis and the stalled reconstruction from last year's devastating earthquake.

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