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The National City Bank of New York & Haiti

With American influence becoming so strong in Haiti through the United States permanent control and administration of customs, finances, etc., followed, as it naturally would be, by American investment in the island and increased trading between the two countries, it was natural that the National Bank, heretofore almost entirely in Europe, should pass into full […]

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Afghanistan: Markets

In Kabul can be had the products of Khurasan, Rum, `Iraq and Chin (China); while it is Hindustan’s own market. Zahiruddin Muhammad Babur, The Babur-Nama (ca. 1530, trans. 1922) Notwithstanding the tightly closed door into Afghanistan, trade with the outside world is increasing, important improvements are projected, and European and American ideas, fashions, and articles […]

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Haiti: Europe

Switzerland moved Wednesday toward establishing the legal basis to confiscate millions of dollars allegedly looted by the former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier, in what could be the beginning of the end of a battle over money that began more than two decades ago. “Ex-Dictator Loses Swiss Ruling Over Haitian Cash,” The New York […]

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James Weldon Johnson on the National City Bank of New York and Haiti

To know the reasons for the present political situation in Haiti, to understand why the United States landed and has for five years maintained military forces in that country, why some three thousand Haitian men, women, and children have been shot down by American rifles and machine guns, it is necessary, among other things, to […]

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Roger L. Farnham of the National City Bank of New York on Haiti

I think that the Haitian can be taught to become a good and efficient laborer. If let alone by the military chiefs, he is as peaceful as a child, and as harmless. In fact, today they are nothing but grown up children, ignorant of all agricultural methods and they know nothing of machinery. They must […]

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