The New York Times recently published a series of reports on The Cost of Haiti's Freedom. The series explores the outside forces that led to the current state of affairs in Haiti and explains in large part how Haiti is the poorest country in the Americas, in need of our help. The article was written in Dondon, one of HUFH's program sites.
Here are the links to The Haiti Series, including:
- The reparations to enslavers are the root of Haiti’s misery, as the first piece in the series explains.
- Haiti tried to set up a national bank. In reality, a French bank controlled it.
- Wall Street called for an invasion of Haiti — and the U.S. obliged.
- Haiti’s president asked for reparations. Then the U.S. and France removed him from office.
- Here are six takeaways, a timeline
- Listen to the podcast here.