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Paul Eugene Magloire, born in Quartier Morin

Paul Eugene Magloire, born in Quartier Morin

Paul Magloire, an army colonel who in 1950 became president of Haiti.

Paul Magloire was born in 1907 in Quartier Morin, the son of a high-ranking military officer in Haiti's army. Magloire was ousted by a coup and replaced by François "Doc" Duvalier

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Luckner James Cambronne, head of Haiti Tonton Macoutes militiamen

Luckner James Cambronne, head of Haiti Tonton Macoutes militiamen

Luckner James Cambronne, born Arcahaie, Haiti 1929, former leader of the dreaded Tonton Macoute militiamen. He was the second most feared man in Haiti during the dictatorship of François "Papa Doc" Duvalier.

Luckner James Cambronne was widely known as "The Vampire of the Caribbean" for his business of transporting Haitian blood and cadavers to US Hospitals, Medical schools and other foreign hospitals for huge profit.

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Francois Duvalier transfers power to his son Jean Claude Duvalier

Francois Duvalier transfers power to his son Jean Claude Duvalier

Here is a picture of Francois Duvalier as he was transferring power to his son Jean Claude Duvalier.

François Duvalier was the President of Haiti from 1957 until his death (22 October 1957 - 21 April 1971). Unlike other Haitian chief executives, he ruled his country using extreme violence (causing nearly 30,000 deaths) and phony elections to hold down any opposition. To consolidate his power, he reduced the size of the army and, with his chief aide, Clément Barbot, organized a private army "the Tontons Macoutes" (Bogeymen). In 1959, when he was stricken by a heart attack, Barbot acted in his stead. However, upon recovery, Duvalier (Papa Doc, because he was trained as a physician) promptly imprisoned his aide Barbot. He took the title of "President for Life" in 1964 and remained in power until he died in 1971. On Duvalier's death, power was transferred to his son 19-year-old Jean-Claude ("Baby Doc") who succeeded him as president and Jean-Claude Duvalier, became the second-generation "President for Life".

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Duvalier - La Nation Entiere L'Acclame, President A Vie

Duvalier - La Nation Entiere L'Acclame, President A Vie

How many people remember this propaganda from Duvalier. La Nation Entiere L'Acclame, Francois Duvalier President a Vie de la Republique. This was the time when your opinion was made for you. Just before the overthrow of the Duvalier regime, these propaganda acquired a strong negative connotation by having the public seeing it as too manipulative.

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