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Haiti and the struggles of the Haitian people

June 28, 2019

 

Guest: Cécile Accilien, Director of the Institute of Haitian Studies; Chair and Associate Professor of the Department of African and African American Studies at the University of Kansas; author.

 

Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere and the 16th poorest country in the world. 6 million Haitians, out of about 11 million total population, live below the poverty line. What circumstances have contributed to it being such a poor country? Listen in and find out from author Cécile Accilien. Originally from Haiti, Cécile knows the struggles of the Haitian people, but she also knows their beauty and the love they have for each other and their country. Listen in and hear her thoughts about what it will take to lift Haiti out of its seemingly endless life of hardship.

 

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