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HAITI (6 photos)
by Helmut Schillinger Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C:  W: 7 N: 29] (412)

Once "La Perle d' Antilles", and even longer ago the first all Black Republic in the World, and an inspiration to the fight against Slavery in the US, rich in culture, music and ideas. Once long ago the richest county in the Americas, green with flowing rivers and creeks, lush wooded mountains. - Now demoted to the poorest Nation in the Western Hemisphere, depressed, violent, corrupted by politicians there and here (USA), with an eroded dry landscape, and very little hope. - Why?