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From “liberty or death” to #FreeHaiti: Inside Haiti’s eternal political crisis, from Dessalines to Moïse

In 1806, just two years after Haiti’s first head of state, Jean-Jacques Dessalines, led the revolt against the French army, residents called him a “monster.” They accused Dessalines of starting slavery again. Members of Dessalines’s own administration launched the first opposition party and murdered him that same year.

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