Haiti: First independent Black Republic

This year marks the 200th Anniversary of Haitian indepedence, and Rod Prince, a retired journalist who has specialised in Caribbean matters since 1980, will sketch the background of this fascinating country, consistently ignored by the media. Haiti is the poorest country in the Western hemisphere; having fought off three world empires, it is in danger of succumbing to neo- liberal policies and ending up as a dumping ground for goods from its rich neighbour to the north.. Rod Prince has worked for Peace News, Agence France-Presse, Latin America Newsletters and Carribean Insight. His book on the Duvaliers “Haiti: Family Business” was published by the Latin American Bureau in 1985 (LAB).
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