FROM Jacqueline Charles
'Baby Doc' Duvalier Taken into Custody in Haiti On Sunday, Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier stunned Haiti by returning from 25 years of luxurious exile in France. Today, police took him from his hotel in Port-au-Prince and government officials say he'll be questioned about past charges of stealing from the treasury. Jacqueline Charles is there for the Miami Herald .
The First Anniversary of the Haiti Earthquake One year ago today Haiti lost some 300,000 people to an earthquake that registered 7.0. Ten million survivors declared today a national holiday. But despite billions in promised international aid and plans to "build it back better," so much rubble has yet to be cleared that recovery hasn't even begun. Jacqueline Charles is in Port-au-Prince for the Miami Herald .
Haiti, Still Reeling, Prepares for Elections Even if the Island nation of Haiti had not suffered a devastating earthquake, electing a new president was not going to be easy. Ready or not, the election will be held on Sunday. Jacqueline Charles is Caribbean correspondent and Haiti Bureau Chief for the Miami Herald .
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