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Occupation of Haiti

28/07/191501/08/1934

"On July 28, 1915, United States Marines landed in Haiti on the orders of President Woodrow Wilson, who feared that European interests might reduce American commercial and political influence in Haiti, and in the region surrounding the Panama Canal. The precipitating event was the assassination of the Haitian President, Jean Vilbrun Guillaume Sam, but U.S. interests in Haiti went back as far as the previous century."

— EDWIDGE DANTICAT for The New Yorker

"Call it gunboat diplomacy or a banana war, but this occupation was never meant—as the Americans professed—to spread democracy, especially given that certain democratic freedoms were not even available to the United States’ own black citizens at the time."

— EDWIDGE DANTICAT for The New Yorker

The Long Legacy of Occupation in Haiti. Edwidge Danticat for The New Yorker.

An Iconic Image of Haitian Liberty. The New Yorker.

Divided island: How Haiti and the DR became two worlds
Documenting the U.S. Occupation of Haiti
The US in Haiti
Noam Chomsky - Haiti, Honduras - History of US Rule in Latin America.

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Published in 21/06/2019

Updated in 19/02/2021

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