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Michele Bennett at the Wake of Jean Claude Duvalier

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Michele Bennett at the Wake of Jean Claude Duvalier

Here is a picture of Former Haitian First Lady Michele Bennett. She is seeing here in Port-au-Prince after a long time of absence. She was attending the wake of her former husband Jean Claude Duvalier

Former Haitian First Lady Michele, the Power behind the Throne

Jean-Claude Duvalier, Haiti's bloodthirsty tyrant, married high school sweetheart Michele Bennett, making her First Lady of Haiti. She ingratiated herself with the public initially, but later developed a reputation for greed and corruption. She also wielded political power beyond her husband's abilities to get things done.

Michele gave Duvalier two children, a boy and a girl. After a 15-year rule, Duvalier and she fled to France where they eventually divorced.

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