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1/15 Haiti: How & Why this Horror is Sickeningly Familiar http://www.burbankdigest.com/node/263
TARGET: HAITI’S REVOLUTIONARY HISTORY
United States Government interests in Haiti existed for decades prior to its occupation. As a potential U.S. naval base, Haiti’s stability concerned U.S. diplomatic and defense officials who feared Haitian instability might result in foreign rule of Haiti. In 1868, President Andrew Johnson suggested annexation of the island of Hispaniola, consisting of Haiti and the Dominican Republic, to secure a U.S. defensive and economic stake in the West Indies
Haiti became an independent republic in 1804, when African-descended slaves led by Toussaint Louverture revolted against French colonial masters. Between the end of the rule of Toussaint Louverture and Francois Duvalier, founder of the 30-year dictatorship that fell in 1986 — both of whom declared themselves
president for life — were some 30 other despotic rulers....