Haiti was the first independent nation in Latin America and the first black-led republic in the world when it gained independence as part of a successful slave revolution in 1804. Haiti is the only predominantly Francophone independent nation in the Americas.
Haiti is the poorest country in the Americas as per the Human Development Index. It has experienced political violence throughout its history.
A 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti on January 12th 2010. Although the exact number was difficult to determine, the highest unbiased source estimated 220,000 people were killed. Haitian government estimates were higher. The Presidential palace, Parliament and many other important structures were destroyed, along with countless homes and businesses, leaving many homeless. Due to its severity, the country has yet to recover from this and subsequent disasters.
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