Although the Caribbean islands are widely considered as a holiday paradise, Haiti – a state lying in the Greater Antilles – evokes a hell and a disaster rather than anything else. The overall situation on Haiti gets worse every year and the extreme poverty hits more and more people.
The Haitian economics is paralyzed, there is no infrastructure, the population suffers from hunger, social and living conditions in Haitian slums (e.g. Cité Soleil) are a human tragedy. Haitian administration is (and always has been) highly corrupted, misappropriation of public funds is common.
MINUSTAH (Blue Helmets installed on Haiti by the UN in 2004) substitute the police therefore they are generally not welcomed by the Haitian population.
The rage grows and the tension continues with undiminished strength.
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