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Examples from the Web for haiti
In 2010 Cuba provided the largest contingent of medical staff during the aftermath of the huge earthquake that shook Haiti.The Dark Side of Cuba’s Ebola Economy
December 9, 2014
Voodoo is the official religion of Haiti and was brought into the West Indies nation by African slaves.‘Gods of Suburbia’: Dina Goldstein’s Arresting Photo Series on Religion vs. Consumerism
November 8, 2014
Dodson says the support thus far pales in comparison to what was offered for other disasters, such as the earthquake in Haiti.Why Isn't Silicon Valley Doing More to Fight Ebola?
October 8, 2014
Haiti has a chance to change post-earthquake, and so should our thinking when it comes to development.
Haiti had extreme problems far pre-dating the quake that should have been central to the planning for any realistic solution.
I'll land you in Cuba, and if you take my advice, you'll keep away from Haiti.Plotting in Pirate Seas
Then he sailed for the island of Hispaniola, now called Haiti.Discoverers and Explorers
Edward R. Shaw
Before 1860, all important countries had representatives in Haiti.
Europe smiled when, glancing at Haiti, she saw this white Soulouque appear.Napoleon the Little
In 1715 coffee cultivation was first introduced into Haiti and Santo Domingo.All About Coffee
William H. Ukers
- a republic occupying the W part of the island of Hispaniola in the Caribbean, the E part consisting of the Dominican Republic: ceded by Spain to France in 1697 and became one of the richest colonial possessions in the world, with numerous plantations; slaves rebelled under Toussaint L'Ouverture in 1793 and defeated the French; taken over by the US (1915–41) after long political and economic chaos; under the authoritarian regimes of François Duvalier ('Papa Doc') (1957–71) and his son Jean-Claude Duvalier ('Baby Doc') (1971–86); returned to civilian rule in 1990, but another coup in 1991 brought military rule, which was ended in 1994 with US intervention. Official languages: French and Haitian creole. Religions: Roman Catholic and voodoo. Currency: gourde. Capital: Port-au-Prince. Pop: 9 893 934 (2013 est). Area: 27 749 sq km (10 714 sq miles)
- a former name for Hispaniola
Word Origin and History for haiti
from Arawak haiti "land of mountains," and probably originally the name of the whole island.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
In 1957, François (“Papa Doc”) Duvalier established a dictatorship; at his death in 1971, he was succeeded by his son, Jean Claude (“Baby Doc”), who was finally overthrown in 1986. Since then the government has changed several times through military coups. In 1994, U.S. troops arrived in Haiti in an effort to restore democratic government, however, the political and economic future of Haiti remains uncertain.
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