Haiti Fact of the Day

I knew Haiti was in bad shape, but this still surprised me:

OTTAWA — The world economic crisis has battered Haiti, the Western Hemisphere’s poorest country, causing a 10 per cent drop in the amount of money Haitians living abroad are sending back to their Caribbean homeland…  A 2006 report by the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) found Haitians living abroad sent back $1.65 billion to their homeland — a figure that was double Haiti’s national budget and almost one-third of its gross domestic product. 


Here’s a story from last year about Haitians eating mud cookies.


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