France's Debt to Haiti resurfaces after the Notre Dame Cathedral Paris Fire

April 15 2019, an old medieval church burns down in France and, within 24 hours, nearly one billion dollars is collected for it's recovery. Haiti, an old French colony who was raped twice by her colonizer lies in wreck and still, the former slaves wait for a recovery!

People stand in shock as the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris France burns down
People stand in shock as the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris France burns down

A strange phenomenon happened after the Notre Dame

Haiti is still suffering, not just from being an old colony used and abused by France but, did you know? Haiti had to pay back 150 million gold francs as reparations to the former slave owners.

This debt repayment kept Haiti unable to take care of itself until 1945. In today's money, this debt repayment is worth about $21 billion.


Haiti France Reparations Controversy

No need to rewrite a great article, why not read the original from our Puerto Rican sisters at hiplatina.com who are not only insulted by the fact that their president Donald Trump vowed that the United States would help France rebuild the old church --- never mind that Puerto Rico has not yet fully recovered from the hurricane that nearly destroyed it two years ago (due in no small part to the US government's inability to provide adequate aid), but raise the question: Why hasn't France felt a similar sense of urgency toward rebuilding Haiti?

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