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a quick glimpse at the history of Haiti in the context of the recent earthquake
Created by samwinz
on Feb 15, 2010
Last updated: 02/15/10 at 09:39 AM
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Hundreds of thousands feared dead, devastation immeasurable and the focus of the world is on tiny impoverished nation.
Almost 800 people die in hurricanes that destroy thousands of homeshttp://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34831414/
Aristide seeks exhile in U.S., tens of thousands of Haitians seek exile leaving island by boat and raft.http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34831414/
After years of dictatorship, Aristide is elected bringing democracy to Haitihttp://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34831414/
Family rules for 29 years under brutal repressive regimehttp://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34831414/
Family rules for 29 years under brutal represive regimehttp://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34831414/
After 30 years of conflict, island is divided into two nations.
First round of African Slaves sent to Haiti by the French to work on cotton, coffee, and sugar cane plantations.http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34831414/
Christopher Columbus arrives on island, claims it for Spain