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Haiti; Mexico: Presidents Discuss Bilateral Cooperation

(May 13, 2014) As part of the Mexico-CARICOM Summit and the Sixth Summit of the Association of the Caribbean States, held in the city of Mérida, Mexico, on April 30, 2014, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto had a working meeting with his counterpart from Haiti, Michel Martelly, in which they followed up on the bilateral […]

Haiti: Dictator Duvalier Only Facing Charges for Embezzlement of Public Funds

(Feb. 7, 2012) On January 30, 2012, investigating judge Carvès Jean rendered an order sending former dictator Jean Claude Duvalier before the competent Haitian tribunal correctionnel for embezzlement of public funds. The offense carries a maximum sentence of five years of imprisonment. Duvalier, who had been placed under house arrest upon his return to Haiti […]

Haiti: Legal Status of Former Dictator Jean Claude Duvalier

(Jan. 31, 2011) After 25 years in exile in France, the former Haitian dictator Jean Claude Duvalier returned to Haiti on January 16, 2011. At a hearing held in Port au Prince on January 18, 2011, by General Prosecutor Auguste Aristidas, Duvalier was charged with, among other things, corruption and embezzlement. An investigating judge, Carvès […]