Thursday, 21 January 2010

MacIntyre on Haiti

Following on from yesterday’s post, the excellent Ben Macintyre of The Times examines the poisonous historical legacy handed to Haiti by its former colonial master, France. It's a 200-year-long horror show that does much to explain the current plight of Haiti’s unfortunate citizens.

Ian Bell describes here how in 1844 the people of the former Spanish colony rose in rebellion against the Haitians, in Santo Domingo's Struggle for Independence

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