Why Haiti is Poor

via Why Haiti is Poor II.

Two months ago, I was in the rugged hills near Cap Rouge in southern Haiti, with my friend of 15 years, the extraordinary guide Milfort Bruno. I was there to learn more about why Haiti’s coffee exports, which had once been significant and high-quality, had collapsed over the past couple of decades.

A short, partial analysis of the roots of Haiti’s unrelenting poverty.  More analysis (short) here.  The eradication of the Creole pigs seems to be a common thread in several articles I’ve read about the cycle of poverty that has doomed the people of Haiti to being the poorest in this Hemisphere.
And another excellent piece, written several years ago but very insightful.

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