Haiti one, Italy three. Haiti nil, Poland seven. Haiti one, Argentina four. With three losses from three matches Haiti’s trip to the X World Cup Finals, in West Germany, 1974, was hardly a success. Yet the losses are somewhat misleading. Even with that seven-nil drubbing at the hands of an imperious Poland side (they scored […]
Monthly Archives: June 2010
Everybody was asking who would beat Dino Zoff. The newspapers mentioned European and South American players, but nobody thought a Haitian could do it. That upset me because I knew I could do it. Emmanuel “Manno” Sanon quoted in Charles Arthur, “The Man who Beat Dino Zoff,” Libète: A Haiti Anthology, J. Michael Dash and […]
A first-half strike by Joe Gaetjens, a centre-forward who was born in Haiti, inflicted ignominy on England in their maiden World Cup campaign and the verdict in The Times the following day was damning: “Probably never before has an England team played so badly. The chances they missed were legion.” Simon Hart, “Bert Williams: ‘The […]
“Outside the lines: A Goal, a Ghost,” ESPN Soccernet (May 30, 2010)
Following the disaster, Monsanto donated money to the recovery, but it was clear a donation of our products – quality corn and vegetable seeds – could really make a difference in the lives of Haitians. “Monsanto Donates Corn and Vegetable Seeds to Haiti,” Monsanto.com (2010) “A new earthquake” is what peasant farmer leader Chavannes Jean-Baptiste […]
Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil, “Haiti,” Recorded live for TV Bandeirantes in Rio de Janeiros, Brazil, 1994.
Jean-Baptiste Belley, député de Saint Dominique à la Convention (1797), Anne Louis Girodet de Roucy Trioson. Oil on canvas. Collection: Musée national des châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon, Versailles Jean Baptiste Belley was one of the three representatives of the French colonies elected in San Domingue in 1793. Taken from his native Senegalese island […]