Haiti – Poverty, Prison overcrowding and corruption


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Why is Haiti the poorest country on the continent?

In recent years Haiti has occupied headlines around the world, but really the protests against the government are not something of a recent issue, it is a long history of poverty, interventions, nepotism, bad government and pitifully bad luck with natural disasters.

Haiti is the poorest country in the Americas and one of the poorest in the world, but 300 years ago it was one of the richest in the continent. What happened?

World Bank to Strengthen Human Capital and Climate Resilience in Haiti

https://reliefweb.int/report/haiti/world-bank-strengthen-human-capital-and-climate-resilience-haiti

 

The prison from hell: Unreported world got access to one of the most notorious prisons in the world in Haiti.

Thousands are locked up without trial and face conditions described as sub-human by the United Nations.

Haiti is known for recent natural disasters, reporter Seyi Rhodes was in the capital of Port-au-prince investigating a justice system in turmoil.

Prisons Overcrowding: MINUJUSTH supports Correctional Facilities’ Improvement in Haiti

https://peacekeeping.un.org/en/prisons-overcrowding-minujusth-supports-correctional-facilities-improvement-haiti

 

A general strike ended most of Haiti as protests continued for the fourth day.
They demand the resignation of the president and an investigation into a corruption scandal worth $ 2 billion.
At least ten people were reportedly killed in the violence. (2018)

An Anatomy of Corruption: Haiti

https://www.csis.org/analysis/anatomy-corruption-haiti

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