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May 9, 2011

'Baby Doc' Duvalier celebrated, scorned in new life in Haiti

A one-time despot driven from his homeland in disgrace, Jean-Claude 'Baby Doc' Duvalier has been acting like a president who left at the pinnacle of his popularity. He's holding court at tony restaurants, hobnobbing with powerful players and greeting guests at his borrowed home high in the pleasant hills above the congested Haitian capital. But as an aging Duvalier enjoys the perks of his new-found celebrity status in this earthquake-ravaged nation, he is igniting outrage and conflicted emotions.

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