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Country Profile: Haiti

Country Profile Haiti By Genocide Watch 13 June, 2012   In Haiti, political violence has been the pattern since it was a slave colony of France from 1625 to 1804.  A slave revolt led by Touissant Louverture defeated Napolean Bonapart’s troops, and in 1804, Jean Jacques Dessalines declared Haiti’s independence. Dessalines massacred Haiti’s white planter class, its once rich forests were cut down, its soil eroded, and it returned to subsistence

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Haiti _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Haiti's 'Baby Doc' Duvalier faces charges of human rights violations By Reuters 28 February 2013 Former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier appeared in court on Thursday for the first time to face charges he was responsible for corruption and serious human rights violations during his 15-year rule. Duvalier boycotted

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Archived Updates

15 November 2012, "Popular Democracy Under Attack in Haiti," By Counterpunch 1 May 2012, "Haiti's former soldiers demand reinstatement of army," by Michael Norby and Brian Fitzpatrick, The Guardian 7 juillet 2012, "Haïti: trois personnes lynchées et brulées près de Port-au-Prince," par AFP 24 April 2012, "Country Profile," by Genocide Watch 24 February 2012, "Haiti’s Prime Minister Quits After 4 Months," by Randal C. Archibold, The New York

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