Haiti is today habitually classified as the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, and has experienced a stagnation or even decline in GDP per capita since at least shortly after the 150th anniversary of its independence in 1954. In 2004, the year when Haiti should have celebrated its 200th anniversary of independence, it was briefly the focus of world media attention as President Jean-Bertrand Aristide was chased from the country by armed rebels and civil unrest.
How to Cite:
Sletten, P. and Egset, W., 2006. Poverty in Haiti. Iberoamericana – Nordic Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, 36(2), pp.41–59. DOI: http://doi.org/10.16993/ibero.186