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Being Haiti’s cash cow is too taxing on the diaspora to be sustainable | Column

Since July 8, the day after the country and the world learned of the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse, I’ve been seeing some of these feelings being amplified on social media. To sum them up: “Give us your money, not your opinion.” “You don’t know what you’re talking about because you’re not living the daily reality, or hell, that Haiti has become in the last three years.” With Haiti though, it’s the diaspora that serves as the de facto middle class, the backbone of the society. The uber rich don’t care who’s in power and the bottom trodden shrug off politics too because their station in life doesn’t change, regardless of who’s president.