1977 - US believes Baby Doc to be less of a tyrant than Papa Doc.
that exiles are looking for jobs. Raymond Ramirez, who "escaped "escaped from Haiti two years ago," says poverty is part of the repression back home: "A common laborer makes less than $1.50 a day. Meanwhile President Jean - Claude Duvalier lives like a king, with millions in the banks." PRESIDENT Duvalier is of course the son of former Haitian Haitian despot Francois (Papa Doc) Duvalier. The father died in 1971. U.S. authorities believe the son is less of a tyrant; Haitian Haitian exiles say Baby Doc is not as overtly savage as was his father, but he still follows the same formula for maintaining permanent power. Refugees say political debate is not allowed in Haiti. Rulx says the elections are eyewash. As for Duvalier himself, the exiles tell horror stories of him gleefully driving his car into helpless pedestrians.