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  • Pierrette told the media that the three Le Pen girls were being raised in an environment of "primary anti-Semitism" in which Adolf Hitler was referred to as Tonton Uncle Dolphi.

    In the Name Of the Father

  • Victims of Duvalier's armed forces and the notorious National Security Volunteer Militia, better known as the Tonton Macoutes, sought to have their claims included in the official case against Duvalier, but the government prosecutor's office did not include them in its recommendations to the judge as the alleged abuses fell outside the statute of limitations stipulated in Haiti's constitution, according to a senior judicial official.

    Baby Doc avoids human rights abuse charges in Haiti

  • Described by one commentator as an ‘international crime scene’ rather than a country, Haiti became infamous around the world during the reign of Francois ‘Papa Doc’ Duvalier, a former doctor who murdered 100,000 people and formed a private band of killers called the Tonton Macoutes.

    Matthew Yglesias » Did Haiti Form a Pact With the Devil?

  • He also established a fear-inducing rural militia called Tonton Macoutes, a Creole term that means something like “bogeymen.”

    Angels of a Lower Flight

  • A majority of Haitians are now too young to have lived under Duvalier but many still remember his government's nightmarish prisons and violent special militia, known as the Tonton Macoute, which killed and tortured political opponents with impunity.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • Groups such as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have already urged Haiti to hold Duvalier accountable for the crimes committed by his secret police, known as the Tonton

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • Despite his fame, Doudou is known in town simply as "Tonton" or "Uncle", the man with "four wives and at least 15 girls and 15 boys" who heads a family orchestra.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • Earlier this month, the current of nostalgia for "Tonton" swelled to a veritable flood.

    A Nation Holding Out for a Hero

  • As a refresher, "Baby Doc" and "Papa Doc" Duvalier, are most famous for their reign of terror against any opponents, disappearances, and their armed militia, Les Tonton Macoutes who often stoned and burned people alive.

    Nicole Skibola: Sovereignty, Stability and Sweet Micky: What is Going on in Haiti?

  • "He's a crazy musician, but he's a nice person, honest about wanting to help people," said George Michel, a journalist and historian who was beaten up by Duvalier's brutal Tonton Macoutes in the late seventies.

    New President Takes Power in Struggling Haiti

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