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Duvalier Family Bids Farewell

Friends and family of Haiti’s late Dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier attend his funeral ceremony in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. Behind the casket from center to right are Duvalier’s son Francois-Nicolas, daughter Anya, and ex-wife Michele Bennett. Second from left is Duvalier’s former partner Veronique Roy. Many had wondered whether the self-proclaimed “president for life” would receive a state funeral following his death last Saturday from a heart attack at age 63, but Duvalier’s attorney announced late this week that friends and family would arrange a simple and private funeral. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

Francois-Nicolas Duvalier, center, and his sister Anya Duvalier, left, the children of Haiti’s late Dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier, listen to a man during their father’s funeral in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. Many had wondered whether the self-proclaimed “president for life” would receive a state funeral following his death last Saturday from a heart attack at age 63. However, friends and family held a simple and private funeral. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

Francois-Nicolas Duvalier, the son of Haiti’s late Dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier, leaves at the end of his father’s funeral ceremony in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. Many had wondered whether the self-proclaimed “president for life” would receive a state funeral following his death last Saturday from a heart attack at age 63, but Duvalier’s attorney announced late this week that friends and family would arrange a simple and private funeral. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

Veronique Roy, former partner of Haiti’s late Dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier, center, shakes a women’s hand during Duvalier’s funeral ceremony in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. Many had wondered whether the self-proclaimed “president for life” would receive a state funeral following his death last Saturday from a heart attack at age 63. However, friends and family held a simple and private funeral. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

Mourners greet Michele Bennett (2nd R), the ex-wife of Haiti’s former dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier, and Duvalier’s son Francois Nicholas Duvalier (2nd L) during Duvalier’s private funeral mass at the St. Louis de Gonzague school chapel in Port-au-Prince October 11, 2014. Duvalier, who died a week ago of a heart attack aged 63, was laid to rest on Saturday, marking the end of a political dynasty notorious for its corruption and abuse of human rights. REUTERS/Marc Lee Steed

A man leans on the coffin during the funeral ceremony for Haiti’s late Dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. Many had wondered whether the self-proclaimed “president for life” would receive a state funeral following his death last Saturday from a heart attack at age 63, but Duvalier’s attorney announced late this week that friends and family would arrange a simple and private funeral. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

A woman cries during the funeral ceremony for Haiti’s late Dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. Many had wondered whether the self-proclaimed “president for life” would receive a state funeral following his death last Saturday from a heart attack at age 63. However, friends and family held a simple and private funeral. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

Michele Bennett, ex-wife of Haiti’s late Dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier, cries as she greets a man during Duvalier’s funeral ceremony in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. Many had wondered whether the self-proclaimed “president for life” would receive a state funeral following his death last Saturday from a heart attack at age 63. However, friends and family held a simple and private funeral. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

A man yells “Long live Duvalier! He’s not dead!” during the funeral ceremony for Haiti’s late Dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. Hundreds of people attended the funeral, displaying respect for a man who was widely reviled for repression and corruption during his 15 years in power. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

Francois-Nicolas Duvalier, the son of Haiti’s late dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier, arrives to the funeral home after his father’s funeral ceremony in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. Many had wondered whether the self-proclaimed “president for life” would receive a state funeral following his death last Saturday from a heart attack at age 63. However, friends and family held a simple and private funeral. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

Francois-Nicolas Duvalier, the son of Haiti’s late Dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier, listens to a woman during his father’s funeral ceremony in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. Behind is Duvalier’s ex-wife Michele Bennett. Many had wondered whether the self-proclaimed “president for life” would receive a state funeral following his death last Saturday from a heart attack at age 63. However, friends and family held a simple and private funeral. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

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The Haitian Times was founded in 1999 as a weekly English language newspaper based in Brooklyn, NY.The newspaper is widely regarded as the most authoritative voice for Haitian Diaspora.
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Oct. 11, 2014

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