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Black Agenda Report - March 8, 2022

Haiti has been on the blacklist of countries to be covered diplomatically since birth. Yet the first dream of the founding revolutionaries of the Haitian Nation was not only to place it in a place worthy of its rank in the concert of independent nations, but also in the annals of the history of humanity.

The Haitian anti-slavery and anti-colonial revolution had a lot to do to gain acceptance. The very pattern of its existence as a new free state was unacceptable and very frowned upon by some colonial powers of the time. In fact, it found no welcome of solidarity simply because it proclaimed his independence and acquired his freedom with arms in his hand.

American international policy in accordance with the former metropole (France) had only harmful effects on the fate of the first Black Republic of the West Indies. The Haitian experience was conditioned, deemed too dangerous and undesirable. It was therefore necessary to isolate Haiti, if not bring it down to prevent it from spreading the virus of national liberation to other peoples.

The Monroe Doctrine in 1823 "America to the Americans" in a conception of colonial and imperialist policy simply served to install a growing hostility against the Haitian nation, and which turned into a quasi-colonization. ...
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