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Reparation day

A call for $21 billion from France aims to lift Haiti's bicentennial blues

By Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts
January 4, 2004

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THE MODERN NATION of Haiti was founded 200 years ago after the first and only successful slave revolt in the Americas. Today it is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. To historians, the connection between these two facts has long been obvious. But even as the beleaguered republic launched its bicentennial on Thursday with celebrations marred by protests, debate ... (Full Article: 1141 Words)

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