Haitian American relations
Updated: 5/18/2020
Haitian American relations

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  • But how did this all start?
  • I recognize that some of Haiti's major issues are because of my political policies and interventions.
  • Haiti and the U.S. have always had a rocky relationship. In fact, Haiti was only acknowledged as a nation after Abraham Lincoln signed the order of Emancipation Proclamation during the Civil War.
  • Former dictator Papa Doc and his son Baby Doc would take millions of dollars in loans and spend the money on themselves- rather than for their nation.
  • In 1994, there was a military coup against the newly elected president which resulted in many brutal deaths.
  • Operation "Uphold Democracy" gave Haiti monetary aid so that they could rebuild and fix their government
  • The operation was viewed as a success because it had no civilian casualties. However, there was another military coup in 2004, proving that there was no change in the 10-year period.