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  • I couldn’t reach past his fear nor make him understand my words, and then I made matters worse when I asked again about Toot and used the term tonton macoute.

    Heaven’s Prisoners

  • In the decades that followed, a succession of dictators turned the army into a personal police force with the most notorious, "Papa Doc" Duvalier and his son "Baby Doc," terrorizing their own population through paramilitary gangs known as tonton macoutes.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • Here, Hirsh has illustrated three of little K'tonton's "big adventures" ... 1) riding on a chopping knife (narrowly escaping from being made into gefilte fish); 2) spinning on a runaway Hannukah dreidel [top]; 3) reading the Megillah after "masquerading" inside a hamantash [Purim pastry].

    Marilyn Hirsh.

  • Many areas of Port-au-Prince were settled either by tonton makout - Duvalier's death squads - given land for their service or by squatters.

    Mark Schuller: Falling through the cracks or unstable foundations?

  • Si mon tonton tond ton tonton ton tonton sera tondu

    Time for Tricky Tongue Twisters

  • Semenjak hacchan pulang dari perantauan kemaren, hacchan recharge X segono bonyok maksudnya buat penyegaran rohani gituh muahaha,, hacchan nonton video2 X simpenan baik yang dah ditonton maupun blom ditonton,, errr .. okey de kebanyakan hacchan blom nonton jadi hacchan tonton kemaren itu mumpung sempat ...

    mayoineko Diary Entry

  • The Dewbreaker, which presents the life of a Haitian tonton macoute and the victims of his torture gives a poignant portrait of love, loss, forgiveness and leaves the reader wondering about redemption - just how much can a human being change in a lifetime?

    Books of Last Year 4

  • My tonton Roger heard his first cuckoo bird of the year, so he put a coin in his pocket to bring good luck.

    La Ferme

  • “It was always ‘tonton Bernard and tata Brigitte.’”

    Sometimes, we hold Hoosie conventions and summits on Wee-waws

  • Et oui nous non plus on ne conprend toujours pas pourquoi on se complique la vie avec tati et tata alors que pour tonton Bernard, tonton Roger et tonton Daniel c'est tellement plus simple!

    Sometimes, we hold Hoosie conventions and summits on Wee-waws

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    December 20, 2007