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One hundred years of US occupation in Haiti

HIGHLIGHT - The centennial anniversary of the US invasion of Haiti, which began on this day in 1915, will go largely unnoticed in the US. At the time, it was called “America’s least successful experiment in imperialism”, but one hundred years later, it now seems to be one of America's most enduring.

We take a look at how the legacy and motives of the occupation have shaped foreign policy, domestic politics and society in Haiti, even to the present day.

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