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and $7.8 billion of damages done, Haiti is still in shambles from the catastrophic 7.0 earthquake of 2010. The Republic of Haiti is in desperate need of restoration. The people of this impoverished nation are living in tents, suffering from malaria, and dying of starvation. Because of the earthquake, many buildings have been destroyed, wiping out businesses and schools, leaving adults and kids out of work and out of school. Although the cost of rebuilding Haiti is extensive, it is important for this...

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Geography Haiti, in the West Indies, occupies the western third of the island of Hispaniola, which it shares with the Dominican Republic. About the size of Maryland, Haiti is two-thirds mountainous, with the rest of the country marked by great valleys, extensive plateaus, and small plains. History Explored by Columbus on Dec. 6, 1492, Haiti's native Arawaks fell victim to Spanish rule. In 1697, Haiti became the French colony of Saint-Dominique, which became a leading sugarcane producer dependent...

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Haiti Earthquake

Earthquake in Haiti Earthquake in Haiti Introduction Introduction A little over 2 years ago Haiti was struck with a horrendous earthquake that caused a lot of damage. The earthquake in 2010 was a defining moment for Haiti because it had a huge impact on them then and still does today. The earthquake left Haiti in ruins. The impact of this 7.0 quake will have a huge impact for many years to come. People have many questions but do we have all the answers? An earthquake is...

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Research on Haiti

HAITI: IT’S PAST AND PRESENT Haiti is the second largest Caribbean Island. It occupies a third of the western part of the island it shares with the Dominican Republic. Haiti is also made up of several islands that surround the main territory. The capital is Port-au-Prince. It rains between November and March in the North of the island and between May and October in the South. “Once covered by forest, the country has been heavily logged for wood and fuel and to clear land for farming, and is...

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coldwar in haiti

 Notes Haiti in the Cold War -Won presidential election in Sept. 1957 He was supported by the US because he strongly opposed communism. But then the US backed away from him because he used secret military attacks that killed many of the Haiti people. The US backed away because they didn’t want to destroy their human rights image. (Haiti under Siege Article at Socialistworker.org) -Dictator -“He attacked all national institutions” that could oppose him; he shut down everything from the...

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Trip to Haiti

Aldo Campbell Narrative Essay January 24, 2012 Trip to Haiti As long as I can remember, I had always wanted to fly on an airplane. As I got older I dreamed of traveling to another country. I had a desire to see new places and learn new things. I wanted to experience a new culture, the food, the language, and another way of life. The church I had been attending had a pastor who would coordinate mission trips to Haiti every year. I approached the pastor and inquired how I could get involved...

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Haiti Aristide

Haiti’s Aristide Week 12 The country with the reputation of “the world’s poorest country” is Haiti. Since the independence of the country, Haiti has been ruled by the Duvalier Family and the Duvalierists. The French-speaking elite rule in a system called the oligarchy. In this week’s readings, we have read about the struggles in the change of government from a dictatorship to a democracy. In Robert Fatton’s book, “Haiti’s Predatory Republic”, we focused on three chapters that dealt...

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Haiti Essay

Voodoo in Haiti A typical ceremony begins with a Roman Catholic prayer. Then three drummers begin to play syncopated rhythms. The attendees begin to dance around a tree in the center of the yard, moving faster and harder with the rising pulse of the beat. The priest draws sacred symbols in the dust with cornmeal, and rum is poured on the ground to honor the spirits. One woman falls to the ground, convulsing for a moment before she is helped back to her feet. She resumes the dance, moving differently...

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Compare And Contrast Haiti And Suriname

Compare and Contrast Haiti and Suriname in terms of their political structure, their demography and language The Republic of Haiti (Ayiti), occupies one third of on the Western side of Hispaniola and The Dominican Republic on the Eastern two thirds. Haiti is approximately 27,750 square kilometers and is located 80km to the east of Cuba. Haiti, known as the “World’s First Black Republic”² has a population of 7, 482, 000 people³. The capital of Haiti is Port-au-Prince and it became an Independent...

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The Legacy of Colonization: Haiti

Colonization: Haiti "Two hundred years ago, our precursors in Haiti struck a blow for freedom, which was heard around the world, and across centuries." – Baldwin Spencer The Legacy of Colonization It is true that the effects of colonization, or the establishment, maintenance, and domination over a nation and its people, thus creating a political and economic domination and dependency between the colonizer and the colony, are in fact still felt centuries later in present day Haiti. This is the...

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