On 10 November, Swissinfo reported that, more than 30 years after the overthrow of Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier, Haiti is still waiting to get back the fortune that the dictator 1971-86 and his family deposited in Switzerland. The delay is down to legal intrigues being played out in the Swiss courts. As early as 1986, Haiti sent a request for legal assistance to Switzerland. It was not until 2002 that the Swiss Federal Council decided to freeze Duvalier funds in banks. In 2011 the Federal Department of Finance applied for the assets to be confiscated. In addition to the Duvaliers, people connected to the clan also deposited millions in Swiss banks.
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