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How the Haitian people feel about former United States President Woodrow Wilson

To-day in the history of Haiti the 4th of March is the beginning of a new era. Mr. Harding, the defender of our cause and advocate of our rights, had entered the White House as President of the United States in place of Mr. Woodrow Wilson, the man of baneful prejudices, who conspired against the […]

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Jean-Claude Duvalier

Jean‑Claude Duvalier was Haiti’s “president for life” from 1971 to 1986, succeeding his father François “Papa Doc” Duvalier.  The Duvaliers are estimated to have ordered the deaths of between twenty and thirty thousand Haitian civilians. The brutality of their government created the modern Haitian diaspora, driving hundreds of thousands of Haitians into exile in Canada, […]

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U.S.A. Dishonor and Disrespect (Haitian Interdiction 1981 to 1994)

dem na Cuban so dem noh count Kamau Brathwaite,“Dream Haiti,” (1995)

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Simón Bolívar, Venezuela and Haiti

But this is not all that the Haitians did for the sacred cause of Humanity: the breath of God was on them. When the immortal Bolívar, vanquished and a fugitive, after the failure of his first effort, was seeking a place of refuge as well as help, it was in Haiti that he found both. […]

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Haiti: Jean-Bertrand Aristide

Jean-Bertrand Aristide is a former priest and liberation theologist who rose to become Haiti’s first democratically elected president in 1991, but was overthrown in a coup later that year. He returned to power from 1994 to 1996, won another election amid boycotts in 2000 and was then ousted again four years later. “Haiti opens door […]

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Jean-Jacques Dessalines

What then? Bent for many ages under an iron yoke; the sport of the passions of men, or their injustice, and of the caprices of fortune; mutilated victims of the cupidity of white Frenchmen; after having fattened with our toils these insatiate blood suckers, with a patience and resignation unexampled, we should again have seen […]

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Haiti: Joe Gaetjens

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 […]

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Haiti: Joe Gaetjens

“Outside the lines: A Goal, a Ghost,” ESPN Soccernet (May 30, 2010)

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