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“Haiti’s History of Misery” [TIME]

In History, The Caribbean, World News on February 5, 2010 at 11:10 pm

Overheard a conversation about a professor asking a class that wanted to mobilize in support of the victims of the earthquake in Haiti if they actually knew anything about the country. Few in the class, like many of us, knew anything at all. Not that we need to know history to care, but it definitely matters if we want to help.

enjoy.

-peace.pace.selam.

The Jan. 12, 2010, earthquake is only the latest tragedy in Haiti’s long history of torment and strife.

Striking Gold
Christopher Columbus sights Haiti in 1492. After the island becomes a Spanish colony, disease and harsh working conditions devastate the indigenous population.

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