Listin Diaro interviewd a former Dominican minister of foreign relations. Victor Gomez Berges speculated "all indicates that he was brought there by the US, by the US government, seeking to establish a strong regime, capable of putting order in the neighboring republic." He went on to say "Duvalier is more inclined towards the US, more pro-US than Aristide, and the Americans are trying to find a way to organize Haiti with a strong government," he speculated. He said the DR would benefit from a government that could control the situation in Haiti.
Meanwhile, the return of Baby Doc has boosted international coverage on Haiti, with dozens of journalists expected to arrive to cover his return and possible reasons.
Duvalier fled into excile in 1986 to France. President Rene Preval, a former anti-Duvalier activist made no public statement on Duvalier's re-emergence, though he told reporters in 2007 that Duvalier would face justice for the deaths of thousands of people and the theft of millions of dollars if he returned.
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