A did you know moment

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Not mentioned in this video is how Haiti was devastated by an earthquake in 2010. It again asked for a return of monies paid from France to help in reconstruction and relief after the earthquake. The request was signed by political and thought leaders from all over the globe but France still refuses.

Not mentioned in this video is how this debt to France also contributed to continued strained relations between Haiti and the country it shares the island of Hispaniola with, Dominican Republic. Haiti was so pressed to repay France that when the slaves in what is now Dominican Republic needed help freeing themselves from Spanish rule, Haiti helped but needed to also take as many ressources as possible – creating a long lasting feeling of resentment.

Some call France’s extortion of Haiti the greatest heist in history. What do you think?

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