Papa Doc


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Noun1.Papa Doc - oppressive Haitian dictator (1907-1971)
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Added to this, the US supported the dictatorships of Papa Doc and Baby Doc Duvalier (1957-1986) in Haiti.
His Whicker's World show lasted more than 30 years and gave viewers a glimpse of exotic lifestyles which were beyond most people's reach and saw him interviewing people including Peter Sellers and Papa Doc Duvalier.
His Whicker's World show lasted more than 30 years and gave viewers a glimpse of exotic jetset lifestyles which were beyond most people's reach and saw him interviewing the rich, glamorous and powerful including Peter Sellers, the Sultan of Brunei and Haitian dictator Papa Doc Duvalier.
Baby Doc had taken overaged 19 from his father Papa Doc Duvalier in 1971.
Other Haitians arrived in the 20th century fleeing political upheaval, poverty and oppression during the barbaric regime of Papa Doc Duvalier, which held power from the 1950s to '70s, marked by reigns of terror and the brutality of his private militia, the Tonton Macoutes.
He also got to meet Haitian dictator Papa Doc Duvalier - describing him as "a little roly-poly man in a homburg" after filming him touring Port-au-Prince throwing money out of the window of his Mercedes.
A few references such as those related to the Griot movement of the 1930's, which encouraged both the adoption of an African-based political system and the adoption of Voodoo as Haiti's national religion, should be included in the appropriate categories especially since the movement produced Presidents Estime (1946), Magloire (1950) and Papa Doc Duvalier (1957).
At the time, I believe this phenomenon affected our initial support for Papa Doc in Haiti, Juan Bosch in the Dominican Republic and the coup in Vietnam against Ngo Dinh Diem.
There was controversy in the nun's future--she would become perhaps too closely aligned with dictators like Papa Doc in Haiti, and her firm anti-abortion stand would bother many people--but at this time she was unassailable, the perennial winner of the Most Admired Person in the World award.
Whatever happens, we know that Duvalier has nothing to offer the country that he and his father, Francois Duvalier, who was known as Papa Doc, looted and brutalized for decades.
And when he surfaced last Sunday in Srinagar, Omar added another twist to the burning tale by saying that Papa Doc was " here to advise me and not to intervene".