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...

Food for Thought - As a Haitian Thinketh...

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 this dominican man probably had a point. A little history lesson can probaly explain the present situation.First black country to gain... see more
Reply · November 04 at 11:15 PM
Paul 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... see more
Reply · November 04 at 6:18 PM
Eunice Tassone 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... see more
Reply · November 04 at 6:13 PM
Ericd1 Haiti gives more than most other countries. Its doctors, artists, performers, are traveling and living abroad in so many countries - enriching these... see more
Reply · November 04 at 2:22 PM
Bwa Sanfey I experienced the same situation. In the contrary, our leaders feel proud to hear that. It is a compliment for them.
Reply · November 04 at 12:49 PM
Dieufert Bellot An Integrated Development Strategy in Haiti is the key to fixe Haiti economic and developmental issues.
Reply · November 04 at 12:46 PM

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