Jean-Claude Duvalier, ex-Haitian dictator, dead at 63

October 4, 2014 5:07 PM

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Jean-Claude Duvalier, ex-Haitian dictator, dead at 63

Jean-Claude Duvalier, the self-proclaimed "president for life" of Haiti whose corrupt and brutal regime sparked a popular uprising that sent him into a 25-year exile, died Saturday of a heart attack, his attorney said.

Duvalier, looking somewhat frail, made a surprise return to Haiti in 2011, allowing victims of his regime to pursue legal claims against him and prompting some old allies to rally around him. Neither side gained much support, and the once-feared dictator known as "Baby Doc" spent his late years in r...

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