Madame Max Adolphe

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Who is Madame Max Adolphe?

Madame Max Adolphe was the right hand woman of Fran├žois Duvalier during his presidency in Haiti.

Adolphe, then known as Rosalie Bosquet, came to the attention of Francois during an attempt on his life. While she was a low ranking officer in the Tonton Macoute, her courage impressed the President so much that he promoted her to the position of warden at Fort Dimanche. At the prison, Adolphe continued her strong support of the government and was known for her interrogations of political prisoners.

Daily killings, torture, and beatings were typical at the prison during her tenure. After settling in at the prison, she was then promoted to the Supreme Head of the Fillettes Laleau, the female branch of the Tonton Macoutes.

When Papa Doc died in 1971 and his son, Jean Claude Duvalier took over, she lost lot of her power. Eventually, the regime ended in 1986. She left the country and her current whereabouts are unknown.

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on July 23, 2013

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