Roger Lafontant - François Duvalier
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Roger Lafontant (1931 September 29, 1991) is the former leader of the Tonton Macoutes and the former Minister of dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier. He was the leader of an attempted coup d'état on January 1991, in Haiti, an effort which ultimately lead to his death.As a medical student studying to become a gynecologist, he founded the student branch of the Tontons Macoutes, which supported dictatorship under President François Duvalier and his son Jean-Claude Duvalier.In November 1972, he became Minister of the Interior and National Defence Jean-Claude Duvalier was then rejected because of his personal ambitions. Lafontant was then sent as consul in Montreal, Canada. He returned in August 1983, and was appointed Minister of State for the Interior and National Defence.In 1986, with the fall of Jean-Claude Duvalier, he went again into exile to the Dominican Republic.
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