In 1941 the President of Haiti declared war on Japan, Germany, Italy, Bulgaria, Hungary, and Romania. Only Romania bothered to declare war on Haiti in return.
There is a population of Polish Haitians descended from Napoleonic soldiers who deserted to join the Haitians after learning they were fighting for their freedom against slavery.
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.