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08/18/2010 02:35 PM ID: 85116 Permalink   

France Petitioned to Return Extorted Money to Haiti

 

Recently a group of philosophers, politicians, notable authors and other people of influence, have petitioning France to return approximately 21 billion dollars to Haiti that has been extorted from the country over the years.

Haiti, once under the rule of French colonization, had successfully rebelled against the French settlers. Years after France threatened war with Haiti, and that they would re-invade if Haiti did not pay them an "independence debt."

This act is believed to be spurned by Haiti´s immediate economic need to recover from earthquakes which ravaged the country earlier this year. Frances foreign ministry states they intend to send aid to Haiti, but have not commented on the petition.

 
  Source: www.dailystar.com.lb  
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  3 Comments
  
  Nothing to France  
 
But that´s a pretty good stack of coins for Haiti. Good luck with that.
 
  by: VermiciousG     08/18/2010 02:50 PM     
  Why bother?  
 
All of that money will end up in someone´s pocket and never make it to the people.
 
  by: walter3ca   08/18/2010 04:25 PM     
  silly hatians  
 
Only the US has a heart big enough to do anything like that.

France took that money for a reason, and they see no better reason to return it.
 
  by: moxpearl   08/18/2010 08:23 PM     
 
 
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