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The “Republic of Port-au-prince” and the weight of history

Did Haiti’s troubles start with the earthquake? No, of course not.

By now most people will have discovered that there’s been all sorts of shaking going on for a couple of centuries allready on the western part of the Hispaniola. In this recording, Bill O´Neill speaks about the historical background, Papa Doc, general politics and the economic situation, the Haitian diaspora, the constitutional reform process, the Haiti-US relations etc. Allthough the focus was on the (then) coming elections, it might be of interest for anyone curious to learn a little bit more about Haiti.

Content: mp3s and some suggestions to where you can obtain further information on Haiti.

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