Haiti is on the brink of collapse

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windeguy

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Haiti is on the brink of collapse
The poorest country in the Western Hemisphere has been trapped for years in political and economic dysfunction, but many Haitians say the current crisis is worse than anything they’ve experienced.
Demonstrations began more than a year ago after the government of President Jovenel Moïse was accused of misappropriating billions of dollars meant for social development projects. At least 30 people have been killed since the protests intensified last month, according to the United Nations.
Background: Mr. Moïse, who has had the support of the U.S., took office in February 2017 after an election that was marred by delays and allegations of voter fraud.
Quotable: “There is no hope in this country,” said Stamène Molière, an unemployed secretary. “There’s no life anymore.”

From the NY Times.
 
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NALs

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This must be the 946th time and it will not be the last. If there is something the Haitian state is an expert is on being at the brink of collapse. It never fully collapses, because if it did it would had collapsed a long time ago.
 
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USA DOC

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...Maybe the Clinton fund will finally come to the rescue?...…….
 
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Derfish

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It is kind of like winning the rat race in reverse. Even if you win you are still just a rat. When it collapses will it be any different than it is today? Hasn't it already collapsed?
 
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windeguy

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I agree it will be hard to detect a collapse in something this already collapsed.
 
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Fulano2

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Haiti is on the brink of collapse
The poorest country in the Western Hemisphere has been trapped for years in political and economic dysfunction, but many Haitians say the current crisis is worse than anything they’ve experienced.
Demonstrations began more than a year ago after the government of President Jovenel Moïse was accused of misappropriating billions of dollars meant for social development projects. At least 30 people have been killed since the protests intensified last month, according to the United Nations.
Background: Mr. Moïse, who has had the support of the U.S., took office in February 2017 after an election that was marred by delays and allegations of voter fraud.
Quotable: “There is no hope in this country,” said Stamène Molière, an unemployed secretary. “There’s no life anymore.”

From the NY Times.
What is to collapse?
 
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Big

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it has been a complete collapse for years. literally no government or next to none. "30 dead" more like 230. desperation can be seen in the faces of the Haitians arriving here. zero opportunities, zero education, zero medical services
 
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Big

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...Maybe the Clinton fund will finally come to the rescue?...…….
yea, and that pinhead Jimmy Carter Habitat for humanity clown. He builds a few huts over there, gets a photo ops driving a few nails and the only person that feels better is him and his hollow cause
 
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cavok

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Some people chose to believe the image of Haiti as portrayed by Conan O'Brien floating around drinking Mai Tai's and photo-opping with little Haitian kids all neatly dressed in nice school uniforms in clean classrooms.

These are the same people who became outraged when you know who spoke the truth about Haiti.
 
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ogunjobi123

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Is it true the reason Haiti is a failure because of France strapping them with a debt they can't possibly repay for the Haitian revolution?
 
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CristoRey

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Haiti is on the brink of collapse
The poorest country in the Western Hemisphere has been trapped for years in political and economic dysfunction, but many Haitians say the current crisis is worse than anything they’ve experienced.
Demonstrations began more than a year ago after the government of President Jovenel Moïse was accused of misappropriating billions of dollars meant for social development projects. At least 30 people have been killed since the protests intensified last month, according to the United Nations.
Background: Mr. Moïse, who has had the support of the U.S., took office in February 2017 after an election that was marred by delays and allegations of voter fraud.
Quotable: “There is no hope in this country,” said Stamène Molière, an unemployed secretary. “There’s no life anymore.”

From the NY Times.
Oh god... Here we go again. Yes we all know, Haiti is a sh*thole.
My opinion. Haiti's problems need to be solved by Haitian people
on Haitian soil. International governments/ organizations need to
stop throwing money at this country until they can learn to stop acting
like animals and start acting like civilized people.
 
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KyleMackey

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Is it true the reason Haiti is a failure because of France strapping them with a debt they can't possibly repay for the Haitian revolution?
Haiti paid it off, I think by 1894 and there might have been some interest payments to 1947.
 
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AlterEgo

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If your post isn’t about Haiti, it doesn’t belong here. Why is this so hard for some of you?
 
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NanSanPedro

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Haiti paid it off, I think by 1894 and there might have been some interest payments to 1947.
Yes but the thinking is that it held them back during the industrial revolution so while it's paid off, it kept them from growing like other countries in the 19th century.

There are many other issues of course. Some of which are western civilization throwing money at them so they have become very dependent on it. They're good at asking for money. Not good at much else.
 
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cavok

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Yes but the thinking is that it held them back during the industrial revolution so while it's paid off, it kept them from growing like other countries in the 19th century.

There are many other issues of course. Some of which are western civilization throwing money at them so they have become very dependent on it. They're good at asking for money. Not good at much else.
The leaders of Haiti were also very good at stealing a lot of the money that was given to them.
 
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KyleMackey

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Yes but the thinking is that it held them back during the industrial revolution so while it's paid off, it kept them from growing like other countries in the 19th century.

There are many other issues of course. Some of which are western civilization throwing money at them so they have become very dependent on it. They're good at asking for money. Not good at much else.
Regardless there would have been no Industrial Revolution. The country was agriculture and then ship building/repairing would have been next. They often engaged in a scorched earth policy to win starting with torching a 1,000 coffee and sugar plantations and then destroying infrastructure to hamper the efforts of the French/Brits or whoever. People with an education or any engineering experience were killed or they escaped mostly to the USA, white and mulatto.