Aids, global capitalism and the haitian situation: we, as canadians, have supported us imperial designs with regard to haiti, we are directly implicated in an illegal coup perpetrated against jean-bertrand. Aristide, the elected president of haiti until forcibly removed by us marines in. This shall prove to be a rather pointed critique of the canadian self-image of (negativity re:americans, peacekeeping re:us). We vaguely define ourselves as benevolent, especially in response to the americans. Haitian people are now safe ; they are now free from this horrible, corrupt, brutal dictator: this has helped canada be unabashed about its actions in haiti . Haitian history: western 1/3 of the island of hispaniola, the second-largest island in the them, very close distance from florida to cuba and florida to haiti. Escorted out of the country by the marines. He wanted the help to get out, moved to france with tons of stolen money, and lives rather comfortably.