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Old 01-14-2010, 06:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Mike Boehler View Post
I am by no means an expert on the subject, but it will be interesting how this effects such an empoverished country. The Mass exodus from Haiti has been extreme. I don't know what causes such economic failure, but these people have been loading themselves into boats under conditions that rival trips from africa centuries ago

the average annual income of a Haitian Adult = $250.00.
Originally Posted by auguste View Post
An an employment rate (where someone earns more than $1,500 per year) that is under 20% . . . World Bank estimates
Last night on the news they said many live on less than $2 a day and that the unemployment rate was 33% but many are day jobs. They recounted a brief history mentioning 30 coup d'états, etc.

I know that the Dominican Republic is a tourist destination but was supprised to hear that 40,000 US citizens call Haiti home according to the news last night.
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