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#769: Duvaliers and Kennedy: Bellegarde-Smith comments
From: P D Bellegarde-Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Didn't Duvalier used to gloat that it was on Nov. 22, 1963 that John Kennedy,
> someone he eventually considered an enemy, was assassinated?
On a sable le champagne! Champagne was had at the National Palace.
Soon afterwards, the U.S. embassy asked prominent Haitians to write a few
paragraphs about the meaning of John F. Kennedy for posterity. Those who
wrote, such as Dantes Bellegarde who was 86 years-old then, were called to
task. Bellegarde was briefly "imprisonned" and his family harassed and his
home searched by the secret police.
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee