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Haiti - rising to power at 19 followed by what can only be...

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Haiti Half the aisland, twice the problem The Republic of Haiti, in French République d'Haïti , in the local creole Repiblik Ayiti . Occupies half of the island of Hispaniola (now there's a famous name), with the Dominican Republic taking the other. Became independent from France in a revolution in 1804, the first state to undergo a slave revolution and the only one in the Western Hemisphere. Since then the country has undergone a succession of coups, repeated occupation by the USA, the rule of the father-and-son despots known as "Papa Doc" and "Baby Doc" Duvalier (the latter
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Unformatted text preview: rising to power at 19 ), followed by what can only be called anarchy. Things were finally settling down politically, just in time for a horrific earthquake to hit in January of 2010. In fiction: Haiti is most known for voodoo (despite being 95% Christian), specifically the Hollywood portrayal of it . • Quantum of Solace • Saint-Monique in Live and Let Die is a No Celebrities Were Harmed Hollywood Atlas depiction. • The Serpent and the Rainbow...
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