GGRA02H3 Chapter Notes -The Residents

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Hallward- Option Zero in Haiti
-Haiti is being targeted by the United States.
-The media of the western world is telling people that what was at stake had nothing to do
with a protracted battle between the poor majority and a tiny elite but was instead just a
convoluted free-for-all in which each side was equally at fault.
Breaking the Chain:
-Poverty in Haiti is the result of slavery and its aftermath.
-Haiti has been constantly attacked. The residents only has some access to their own land.
-Haiti had to pay France 150 million francs for the loos of its slaves, which was an amount
equal to the French annual budget at the time.
-The American military took over by abolishing the clause in the constitution that didn’t
allow foreigners from owning a property in Haiti, took over the National bank,
expropriated land, and trained a military force go against the Haitian people.
The Gathering Flood:
-Dozens of voters got murdered as they waited to cast their ballots.
-During an election, one of the leaders almost got shot.
First Lavalas Victory:
-Aristide who won the election with 67 percent wasn’t the US favourite.
-Within the first month of being in power, a coup already attempted to kill him.
-He would only go to mild agrarian and educational reforms an the appointment of
presidential commission to investigate extra-judicial killings of the previous five years.
-During a military attempt to dismantle the Lavalas networks in the slums, around 5000
Lavalas supporters were killed, churches and community organizations were invaded,
preachers and leaders were murdered.
Globalization Comes to Haiti:
-The IMF had to cut the tariff on certain items because of Haiti’s poverty levels.
-People stopped working in agriculture because the tariffs on imports are a lot lower.
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Haiti is being targeted by the united states. Poverty in haiti is the result of slavery and its aftermath. The residents only has some access to their own land. Haiti had to pay france 150 million francs for the loos of its slaves, which was an amount equal to the french annual budget at the time. Dozens of voters got murdered as they waited to cast their ballots. During an election, one of the leaders almost got shot. Aristide who won the election with 67 percent wasn"t the us favourite. Within the first month of being in power, a coup already attempted to kill him. He would only go to mild agrarian and educational reforms an the appointment of presidential commission to investigate extra-judicial killings of the previous five years. During a military attempt to dismantle the lavalas networks in the slums, around 5000. Lavalas supporters were killed, churches and community organizations were invaded, preachers and leaders were murdered.

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