Haiti

  • Auteur: International Monetary Fund
  • ISBN: 1452731675
  • Date de sortie: 2001-01-10
  • Collection: International Monetary Fund
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This note reviews the effects of dollarization on the ability of the Bank of the Republic of Haiti (BRH) to conduct monetary policy and the risks to macroeconomic stability and the banking system. Haiti's external indebtedness has been compared with that of countries eligible for debt relief under the Initiative for Highly Indebted Poor Countries (HIPCs). Haiti's accession to the Caribbean Common Market and the impact of trade liberalization measures on the strategic rice sector is discussed. The causes of poverty in Haiti are also analyzed.

Haiti

  • Auteur: Deidre McFadyen
  • ISBN: 9780896085053
  • Date de sortie: 1995
  • Collection: South End Press
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"Covers important issues, but the analysis is simplistic and more ideological than scholarly. Includes sections on US policy, the 1990 coup, and human rights"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57.

Haiti The Aftershocks of History

  • Auteur: Laurent Dubois
  • ISBN: 0805095624
  • Date de sortie: 2012-01-03
  • Collection: Metropolitan Books
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A passionate and insightful account by a leading historian of Haiti that traces the sources of the country's devastating present back to its turbulent and traumatic history Even before the 2010 earthquake destroyed much of the country, Haiti was known as a benighted place of poverty and corruption. Maligned and misunderstood, the nation has long been blamed by many for its own wretchedness. But as acclaimed historian Laurent Dubois makes clear, Haiti's troubled present can only be understood by examining its complex past. The country's difficulties are inextricably rooted in its founding revolution—the only successful slave revolt in the history of the world; the hostility that this rebellion generated among the colonial powers surrounding the island nation; and the intense struggle within Haiti itself to define its newfound freedom and realize its promise. Dubois vividly depicts the isolation and impoverishment that followed the 1804 uprising. He details how the crushing indemnity imposed by the former French rulers initiated a devastating cycle of debt, while frequent interventions by the United States—including a twenty-year military occupation—further undermined Haiti's independence. At the same time, Dubois shows, the internal debates about what Haiti should do with its hard-won liberty alienated the nation's leaders from the broader population, setting the stage for enduring political conflict. Yet as Dubois demonstrates, the Haitian people have never given up on their struggle for true democracy, creating a powerful culture insistent on autonomy and equality for all. Revealing what lies behind the familiar moniker of "the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere," this indispensable book illuminates the foundations on which a new Haiti might yet emerge.

Haiti

  • Auteur: Nicolas L. Pauyo
  • ISBN: 1463405677
  • Date de sortie: 2011-05
  • Collection: AuthorHouse
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Haiti

  • Auteur: Herbert Gold
  • ISBN: 9781412824941
  • Date de sortie: 1991
  • Collection: Transaction Publishers
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"In the course of an impressive career as a writer, Herbert Gold has demonstrated many gifts, among them his talent for making high drama of ordinary events, ordinary people."-Chicago Tribune Book World "Goldhas a sharp eye for detail."-The Washington Times Magazine "Not just a good book, but a great one."-London Daily Mail "Herbert Goldgives his stories a wry, bright air of wonderhe is a born storyteller."-New York Times "One of the most gifted writers in America."-Detroit News Five decades ago, award-winning author Herbert Gold traveled to Haiti on a Caribbean version of the Fulbright Scholarship. The journey proved to be a turning point in his life. Fifty years later, his attachment to the tiny Caribbean nation-his second home-remains as passionate and powerful as ever. Now, in Best Nightmare on Earth, he explores the secret life of this vibrant, volatile, violent land. "Beautifulbizarredangerousexotic, a Garden of Eden fallen into despair, a tiny nation of unimaginable misery and unpredictable grace, an island where life is a kind of literature, a world of "unlimited impossibility." This is Herbert Gold's Haiti, a country of extraordinary paradox and remarkable extremes-of gingerbread dream houses and wretched slums, of brutal repression and explosive creative energy. Where else, he asks, can you run into evil spirits on the back roads, or find the goddess of fertility and orgasm represented by a photo of a tap-dancing Shirley Temple? Where else is there such generosity amid such corruption, such humor in the midst of such desperation? In his many Haitian travels, Gold has dined with Graham Greene and chatted with the hated Duvalier oppressors. He has traded stories with CIA saboteurs, former Nazis, rum-soaked diplomats, and voodoo priests. He has taken in the cockfights and hunted for pirate treasure. He has nearly died of malaria; he has faced machete-wielding gangs of Ton-Ton Macoutes. He followed the traffic in Haitian blood to American hospitals and watched the AIDS epidemic take its toll. He listened to the steady beat of drums rolling down mist-shrouded mountains, and shared in the flirting, drinking, and laughter of the streets. He has captured the essence of this land where tragedy is the music the people dance to. Herbert Gold reflects on the country's history and politics, culture and folklore, but sees much more. He sees Haiti through the eyes of a lover: impassioned, jealous, probing, ever alert, and alive. This book will be of interest to travelers to, and people interested in the problems of, Haiti and the Caribbean; and collectors of Haitian art. Herbert Gold is a novelist, short writer, essayist, sometime journalist, who has made his living as a writer for fifty years.

Haiti

  • Auteur: Suzanne Anthony
  • ISBN: 9780791047590
  • Date de sortie: 1999
  • Collection: Chelsea House Pub
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Surveys the history, topography, people, and culture of Haiti, with emphasis on its current economy, industry, and place in the political world.

Voodoo Fire in Haiti

  • Auteur: Richard A. Loederer
  • ISBN: 9781455613687
  • Date de sortie: 1928
  • Collection: Pelican Publishing
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