In 1825, Haiti Gained Independence From France For $21 Billion — It’s Time For France To Pay It Back

In 1825, barely two decades after winning its independence against all odds, Haiti was forced to begin paying enormous “reparations” to the French slaveholders it had overthrown. Those payments would have been a staggering burden for any fledgling nation, but Haiti wasn’t just any fledgling nation; it was a republic formed and led by blacks who’d risen up against the institution of slavery. READ MORE

Dominican Officials Arrest, Set to Deport 555 Haitians

The Dominican office of migration has arrested 555 undocumented Haitians throughout the northern province of Puerto Plata. They were transferred to the border post at Dajabon where they will be registered and deported across the border to Haiti. READ MORE

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