FRANCE 24 English published this video item, entitled “UNGA: ‘The international community cannot abandon Haiti,’ says Dominican president • FRANCE 24” – below is their description.
At the #UN General Assembly on Wednesday evening, #DominicanRepublic President Luis Abidaner, which shares the island of Hispaniola with #Haiti, issued an urgent call for diplomats to mount a response to address the neighboring nation’s #crisis.
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France is a republic and the largest Western European nation. Through expansion and colonisation in the 17th and 18th centuries France became a great power and still retains territories around the world. It has a seat on the UN security council and is the world’s fourth most wealthy country with a high standard of living and strong cultural identity.
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.