Posts Tagged ‘Jean Claude Duvalier’

The Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean

Monday, January 24th, 2011

BRAZIL
WikiLeaks: Lula was afraid of Venezuela’s purchase of Russian aircrafts
The former Brazilian president expressed his concern to his US counterpart

CUBA
No food, no work, no hope and now no water. Gracias Fidel!

Communist Monopoly

U.S. Wrong to Try to Please Cuba with Policy Changes

ECUADOR

Chevron Ecuador Plaintiff’s Information Fraud Continues In 2011

HAITI
Haiti Presses Charges Against Duvalier

HONDURAS
Obama Admin Lobbying Honduras To Allow Zelaya Back In? Are You Kidding?
What could possibly be the motive behind this lunacy?

Unreal… Obama Adminstration Lobbying Honduras to Let Thug Zelaya Back In

MEXICO
Mexican journo seeks asylum in U.S.

Colombia trains Mexican police on dealing with narco terrorist

A new front in the war on the Mexican media: identity theft

PERU
Peru and Chile seek agreement on electricity

PUERTO RICO
El modelo económico de la Isla del Encanto

VENEZUELA
Venezuela: Hell on Earth
The reckless tyranny of Hugo Chavez squandered away Venezuela’s abundant natural resources, sound infrastructure and skilled labor.

The Militias Of Venezuela

If you do not support Chavez your verdict will be guilty, guilty, guilty!

The early 2012 Jockeying Report

The week’s posts and podcasts,
Chavez announces arrival of Russian tanks
Can we call him a dictator yet?
1 million jobs went to illegal aliens
Baby Doc gets charged with corruption VIDEO
Wikileaks: the 10 tenets of Chavismo
Today’s podcast: Something for nothing

At Real Clear World
Haiti: More Troubles Ahead for ‘Baby Doc’

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Bob Barr among Baby Doc’s American lawyers

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011

Former dictator and new arrival in Haiti Baby Doc Duvalier has three American attorneys helping him try to get a hold of his assets in frozen Swiss bank accounts:
Lawyer: Duvalier wants U.S. entity to disburse frozen funds

The idea is to name a US company to transfer the frozen funds, which supposedly would help Haiti recover from last year’s earthquake.

Now, considering how Duvalier and his father unscrupulously pillaged the country and relied on a murderous regime of fear, why am I not buying this?

The American attorneys are Ed Marger, former Republican congressman Bob Barr and Mike Puglise. Barr was the Libertarian Party’s 2008 presidential nominee,

He said the three American lawyers were not involved in Duvalier’s legal problems in Haiti. They were there to advise him on international matters.

Bloomberg has more on the story.

So you were asking why Baby Doc returned to Haiti? I say follow the money.

Cross-posted at The Green Room.

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Baby Doc gets charged with corruption VIDEO

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

‘Baby Doc’ Duvalier charged with corruption in Haiti
Former dictator faces charges relating to his 15-year rule after being hauled before a judge in Port-au Prince

“His fate is now in the hands of the investigating judge. We have brought charges against him,” said Port-au-Prince’s chief prosecutor, Aristidas Auguste.

He said his office had filed charges against Duvalier, 59, of corruption, theft, misappropriation of funds and other alleged crimes committed during his period in power.

The charges must now be investigated by the judge who will decide whether a criminal case should go ahead.

If the judge dismisses the charges, things are going to get really interesting.

The Wall Street Journal points out that, additionally,

Mr. Duvalier is also battling a Swiss effort to confiscate about $5 million that he holds in Swiss bank accounts, and return the funds to Haiti, according to Haitian and Swiss lawyers involved in the case.

A law allowing Swiss authorities to seize funds deemed of illicit origin and return them to foreign nations is set to come into force on Feb. 1. From that date, Swiss authorities will have the power to initiate a case against Mr. Duvalier, a spokesman for Swiss Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.

Pending possible legal actions against Mr. Duvalier, Swiss authorities have frozen the funds. Mr. Duvalier has challenged that decision through Switzerland’s Federal Administrative Court.

He entered Haiti with an expired Haitian passport.

Why did he return in the first place?

Cross-posted at Real Clear World

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