A Pitiful Country

Who says empire is a bad thing. I think Haiti would be much better off as a colony. But, who’d want it.

The Caribbean state of Haiti is marking the 200th anniversary of its independence from France.

It became the world’s first black republic and the first country in the western hemisphere to abolish slavery.

But the celebrations are being boycotted by the opposition after months of clashes between supporters and opponents of the president.