Hunger in Haiti

Hunger in Haiti

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Mary K. Musa

English 052

Mrs. B. Black

Final Project: Hunger

and Starvation

Due: 12/01/2008.

Mary k. Musa

Hunger and Starvation in Haiti is caused by Natural disaster and Man-Made

Mary K. Musa

Hunger in Haiti increasing rapidly

Mary K. Musa

|Introduction |Haiti |

|Background: |The native Arawak Amerindians - who inhabited the island of Hispaniola when it was discovered by Columbus in 1492 - |
| |were virtually annihilated by Spanish settlers within 25 years. In the early 17th century, the French established a |
| |presence on Hispaniola, and in 1697, Spain ceded to the French the western third of the island - Haiti. The French |
| |colony, based on forestry and sugar-related industries, became one of the wealthiest in the Caribbean, but only through|
| |the heavy importation of African slaves and considerable environmental degradation. In the late 18th century, Haiti's |
| |nearly half million slaves revolted under Toussaint L'OUVERTURE and after a prolonged struggle, became the first black |
| |republic to declare its independence in 1804. Haiti has been plagued by political violence for most of its history. It |
| |is the poorest country in the Western hemisphere. |

|Geography |Haiti |

|Location: |Caribbean, western one-third of the island of Hispaniola, between the Caribbean Sea and the...

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