Red Cross raised half a billion dollars in donations for the Haiti earthquake recovery, but only built 6 houses. Everyone from resident Haitians, to the Prime Minister of Haiti, to the UN representative have no idea where the money was spent.
The US, working with Hanes and Levi’s, pressured the Haitian government to block a minimum wage increase. Haitian workers are the lowest-paid in the western hemisphere.
The poor in Haiti have to resort to eating cookies made of dirt just to give themselves the feeling of being full.
Haiti—the only nation born of a slave revolt—could have been a prosperous country but was impoverished by a crippling, decades-long embargo imposed by Europe and the U.S. after former slaves overthrew the country’s European ruling elites.