Casal central point for communism
During the age of the Duvalier dynasty, Casale became a central point for communism, forcing many young men of intelligence and free thought in direct opposition with the regime. From this inevitable conflict, the massacre of many young men occurred in 1969. Orchestrated by Francois Duvalier and carried out by the Tonton Macoute, on March 29th a barricade was erected around the village and many young men were murdered. It is still viewed as one of the worst days in Casale's history.