CNBC Television published this video item, entitled “How this truck driver went from the open road to pitching investors in Silicon Valley” – below is their description.
Pierre Laguerre moved to the U.S. from Haiti as a child and credits trucking with giving him an opportunity when few other industries would. Now the founder plans to give that same opportunity to countless others.
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Haiti is a Caribbean country that shares the island of Hispaniola with the Dominican Republic to its east. Though it’s still recovering from a 2010 earthquake, many of Haiti’s landmarks dating to the early 19th century remain intact. These include Citadelle la Ferrière, a mountaintop fortress.
Jean-Jacques Dessalines (later Emperor Jacques I), defeated Napoleon Bonaparte’s forces and declared Haiti’s sovereignty on 1 January 1804.
Haiti became the only state in history established by a successful slave revolt. Apart from Alexandre Pétion, the first President of the Republic, all of Haiti’s first leaders were former slaves.