Haiti: Current Conditions and Congressional Concerns

30 11 2009

URL: http://opencrs.com/document/R40507/. Source: Congressional Research Service.

Haiti shares the island of Hispaniola with the Dominican Republic. Since the fall of the Duvalier dictatorship in 1986, Haiti has struggled to overcome its centuries-long legacy of authoritarianism, extreme poverty, and underdevelopment. While some progress has been made in developing democratic institutions, they remain weak.

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