When an earthquake devastated Haiti in 2010, the international community pledged billions of dollars for reconstruction. Much of that aid never went to the reconstruction of Haiti – or even to the Haitian people. But Haiti’s instability goes back even further. In fact, it has a lot to do with external political forces that date back to the country’s emergence as the world’s first black republic.
Today episode 4 of Line in the Land, a podcast by Texas Public Radio and the Houston Chronicle. We’ll be back with Episode 5 next Tuesday. We’ll be airing an episode of Line in the Land every Tuesday through the end of August.
Read the full transcript here.
Host: Texas Public Radio’s Joey Palacios and Houston Chronicle’s Elizabeth Trovall.
Haiti’s struggle has deteriorated in the year since its president was assassinated
As crises rock Haiti, US policy decisions are being called into question
Op-Ed: The West owes Haiti a centuries-old debt
https://www.latimes.com/podcasts/story/2022-08-23/podcast-how-haiti-got-here Podcast: How Haiti got here