This photograph of Jean-Claude (Baby Doc) Duvalier has been altered by this blog to give the former strongman the thick spectacles of his father, François (Papa Doc) Duvalier. the point being: he was not so different from his bloody-minded dad.

The dictator’s scion — nickname: Tet panye, or Baskethead — died on October 4 in Port-au-Prince.

Here, he is surrounded by his questionable supporters soon after his regrettable return to Haiti in 2011, a year after Haiti’s disastrous earthquake. His return, much heralded by Haiti’s current president, Michel Martelly,  was a tremor of another kind. And Duvalierism survives its eponym.