Situation surrounding Duvalier remains confused as President Rene Preval works to derail potential land swell of support for Duvalier among Haiti’s peasant majority.
A residence on 83 Delmas is being readied as a holding point for Duvalier. This is the location where Prime Minister Neptune was detailed after Aristide’s departure in 2004.
There has been a vocal support for Duvalier among the Haitian majority while a few, with varying agendas, attack the former-president for a number of reasons.
An arrest of Jean Claude Duvalier could well be the flash that ignites an emotional reaction throughout Haiti.
Contrary to images created by the world media…Jean Claude Duvalier has always been popular with Haiti’s vast, uncounted majority.
It was really the business community that removed him to protect their monopolies and franchises.
Duvalier is very popular among the younger community, a community that was born after his departure. Their emotions have been generated through stories told them, by parents and grandparents, of the Duvalier presidency in which there was law-and-order, stability, investment, tourism, work, good schools and HOPE.