Warped Lens

A Duvalier Redux in Haiti? No Way

François Nicolas Duvalier. Photo credit: François Nicolas Duvalier, Facebook

By Garry Pierre-Pierre

This year marks Haiti’s 215 years of independence from France and from what every analyst is saying, it will be a difficult one politically and economically. Last year, 2018, was particularly trying for President Jovenel Moise, a political neophyte with no base of support. His grip on the country appears tenuous at best.

His struggles, coupled with more than a decade of consistent mismanagement, has people exasperated and yearning for a change. The economy is reeling and there appears to be no respite for a country that has been through one political upheaval after another.

As if this is not problematic enough, young people, particularly millennials in Haiti and the Diaspora, are turning their eyes and pinning their hope of a better Haiti on Nicholas Duvalier, the grandson and son of the dynastic family that misruled and terrorized Haiti for 29 years.


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Garry Pierre-Pierre

Garry Pierre-Pierre

Garry Pierre-Pierre is a Pulitzer Prize winning, multi-media and entrepreneurial journalist. Founder and publisher of Haitian Times.
Garry Pierre-Pierre
Jan. 19, 2019