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Duvalier, François

Pronunciation: /djuːˈvalɪeɪ/
(1907–71), Haitian statesman, president 1957–71; known as Papa Doc. His regime was noted for its oppressive nature, opponents being assassinated or forced into exile by his security force, the Tontons Macoutes. He was succeeded by his son Jean-Claude (b.1951), known as Baby Doc, who was overthrown in 1986.

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