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Baby Doc in Exile

Jean-Claude Duvalier's government attempted to institute a new ideology knows as Jean-claudisme as a departure from his father's regime. Baby Doc's goals were to advance the growth and modernization of the economy, but without the elimination of graft and corruption such objectives never materialized as more than propaganda. He was deposed in 1986 and, like many Haitian exiles who had been forced to leave their country by his father and himself, he fled to France. In this picture, he is driving to the airport with his wife to catch a United States Air Force jet to Paris. The fallen president took with him his father's remains and several million dollars from the national treasury.

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