Jean-Robert Lafortune - the early years
To be published. Chapter to give an outlook of major personnel events
that have impacted on Lafortune and contributed to his domocratic convictions at the age of 10. His evolution throughout
his teenage years as an advocate for the weak under the Duvalier and Baby Doc dictatorship of the 1960's and 1970's.
As other youths in his period, his life is traumatized by several coup attempts in the Capital City of Port-au-Prince designed
to overthrow the Duvalier dictatorship.
As a student leader he had lasting impression on many of his classmates
in his highschool.
His difficult journey, political intrigue by government agents for his arrest
for producing a play that earned him first prize in Drama by the National Institute for Dramatic Art (INFA) because of
his depiction of bloody and excruciating interrogations that political prisonners were subject to in Fort Dimanche.