Republic of Haiti. The Caribbean country, located in the western part of the island of La Española, borders the Dominican Republic.
Is built in addition the Island of la Gonâve, an Island of the Tortoise, the archipelago of the islands of the Cayemites, and the Island of Vaches as well as other small islets located in the territorial waters. It has an area of 27,750 km2 and a population of 10,033,000 (2009). The capital and main city is Port-au-Prince, badly damaged by an earthquake on 12 January 2010.
According to the World Factbook, 80 per cent of the population lives below the poverty line and two thirds of the population is dependent on a sector of Agriculture and Fisheries, traditionally organized into small subsistence farms , weakened by the lack and impoverishment of available land and foreign aid.
This state of misery and impoverishment is the result of more than three hundred years of Agricultural over-exploitation, colonial and neo-colonial plundering,US military interventions and corrupt governments in the service of the United States, of more than a century of human resources being used in the hardest work.
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