Riobé Photo scanned
from Dr Gerard Boyer book's -Album Souvenir.
Additional information on Riobe or Jean-Pierre Hudicourt
could be forwarded to fordi9.com or to Giles Hudicourt
as mentioned in an article published by him on the web.
send photos and biographical information of the
victims to: Fordi9@fordi9.com or contact
Freeport, NY 11520.
OF VICTIMS will be updated in the coming days.
Max Deetjen, one of the most popular and capable
officers of the Haitian Army, was murdered at
Hinche in November 1961, by the local macoute
Hector father's, Andre
Riobe, a well-known businessman and owner
of large sugar cane plantations in Leogane,
disappeared in the early sixties after receiving
a large sum of money from HASCO (Haitian
American Sugar Company). The alleged killer
of Riobe, Captain Frank Romain had taken
possession of items belonging to the Riobe's,
among them a Vauxhall, a Mercedes and some
of the family jewelry. It is said that Romain's
wife was seen with some of the Riobe's jewelry
at her daughter's wedding. It is believed
that Andre Riobe's son Hector not only witnessed
the assassination of his father, but he
was forced to dig the hole where
his father's body was eventually dumped.
No light was ever shed on this matter during
the Duvaliers or the governments that succeeded
the Guest Book.
I'd rather say this was very educational
and informative for those of us who were
very young at that time and I was not quite
aware of what was going on in our country.Thank
Brooklyn, NY. Letter to the Editor of the "The
Haitian Times" published April 5-11, 2000
As a young boy growing up in Haiti, I was unaware
of the terror that the dictatorship was inflicting
on its people. Not because I could not see nor hear,
but for my sake, I was forced to be deaf and blind…I
attended a book signing of the French version of
Fort Dimanche, Dungeon of Death. Finally after reading
the book, I had an idea what may have happened to
my cousin at Fort Dimanche.
This book will serve as testimony to a dark, brutal
era in Haitian history. I second the suggestion
of your paper that this book is a must read for
Haitian American who may have only heard about Haiti
under the Duvaliers.