Haiti is miserable because the west wants it to be. You don't forcibly remove your colonizers and hold democratic elections and get away with it (especially if your citizens are not white). The history of Haiti is fascinating. But all they really need is topsoil. Rebuild the topsoil, replant trees and plants and viola! Problems solved!
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from the article: IN PICTURES / Haiti: Miserable, but it photographs well