Haiti's relationship with other countries: Give and Take, you give, I take

The other day was talking to a Dominican man who said this to me: "Haiti's relationship with other countries is give and take: They give, Haiti takes...

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I have to admit, I was a bit embarrassed. OK, I was very embarrassed, the man is talking about my beloved Haiti and I didn't have a solid answer to defend myself.

Many many people in Haitian government talk about "partnership" with other countries, he said. What partnership? You cannot enter into a partnership with anybody when you have nothing to offer.

OK, time to cut the conversation short!

"When Haiti fixes herself, she will earn the respect of her so called partners," he said.

Ok... Ok.... Ok!

Sometimes people say things to you and you now they're right. To only thing you can do is get mad so they shut up.

Perhaps you have an answer for this man because I surely didn't.

What do you think about that?

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Goldstein says...

this dominican man probably had a point.

A little history lesson can probaly explain the present situation.

First black country to gain independance;the French first and the rest of the world made Haiti pay a hard price for that.
Haiti will have to work hard and be patient, I 'm sure it will prevail eventually.

Positiveness is the key to success.

I love Haiti and its

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Paul says...

Haiti does not have a give and take relationship with any country.

Haiti import a lot from the united States.

The goods imported are not free. Haitians pay for them. Haiti also does business with Cuba, Jamaica, and even the Dominican Republic.

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Eunice Tassone says...

Personally, I can't deal with ignorant people who have no knowledge of the real Haiti.

If they did they would never make the offensive remark that this Dominican made. As an enslaved country Haiti was the richest colony in the world and had much to offer.

They were punished for wanting to be free. Sadly, once they won their freedom, they really didn't have the skills to protect it. Europe and USA took advantage of these circumstances and literally raped the country of its wealth.

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Ericd1 says...

Haiti gives more than most other countries.

Its doctors, artists, performers, are traveling and living abroad in so many countries - enriching these countries.

Haiti gave more than any other country in the Western Hemisphere by being the first country to overthrow the European

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Bwa Sanfey says...

I experienced the same situation.

In the contrary, our leaders feel proud to hear that. It is a compliment for

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Dieufert Bellot says...

An Integrated Development Strategy in Haiti is the key to fixe Haiti economic and developmental

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