duvalier duvalier  /du ˈvæl jər/


  1. (n) son and successor of Francois Duvalier as president of Haiti; he was overthrown by a mass uprising in 1986 (born in 1951)
  2. (n) oppressive Haitian dictator (1907-1971)


  • Photos: Haiti's 'Carnival of Flowers'

    Tens of thousands of revelers have poured into downtown Port-au-Prince for the “Carnival of Flowers” a three-day celebration President Michel Martelly has revived from the Duvalier era.
    on July 31, 2013     Source: New Haven Register


  1. "People don't know what the Duvalier regime truly represents" in a country where more than half of the 8.5 million citizens are 25 and younger, Préval told The Miami Herald.
    on Jan 1, 2008 By: Rene Preval Source: MiamiHerald.com

  2. "It's a slight exaggeration. If he had said lower than at any time since 1986, the year Duvalier departed power, I might be inclined to agree with him more," said Jean-Germain Gros, a Haitian-born political analyst at the University of Missouri.
    on Oct 8, 2009 By: Jean-Bertrand Aristide Source: Reuters

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