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Jean-Claude Duvalier dies at 63; former dictator of Haiti

Jean-Claude Duvalier dies at 63; former dictator of Haiti

Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier, a former dictator of Haiti whose dynastic rule helped condemn the country to endemic poverty and violence before he was ousted by a popular uprising, died Saturday in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince. He was 63.

The death was announced by the country's president, Michel Martelly, on his Twitter account. The cause of death was listed as a heart attack.

Duvalier died at the home of a friend where he had been staying, according to the Associated Press.

Three years ago, Duvalier shocked his beleaguered nation with a dramatic return from exile amid speculation he would try to retake political power or regain a dominant role...

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