The Acts of the Democracies




Coup in Haiti (Duvalier)

Francis "Papa Doc" Duvalier takes over Haiti. Supported by the USA, he rules the country autocratically, corruptly and brutally until 1971.

Under his regime and that of his son who succeeded him, 60,000 people would die. Thousands would be tortured by the Tonton Macoutes death squads. While Haiti would become the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, the Duvaliers would enrich themselves by stealing foreign aid money.

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