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American Marines guard Haitian Cacos captured outside Port-au-Prince

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American Marines guard Haitian Cacos captured outside Port-au-Prince

Here is a picture of several American Marines guarding Haitian Cacos captured outside Port-au-Prince.

Since the time Haiti got its independence from France in 1804, it had gone through a succession of dictators. At the beginning of the twentieth century, the population of the island was poor, uneducated and hungry. Between 1908 and 1915, the country was totally broken down. More than seven men seized the presidency, regional warlords and peasant guerrillas from the north (cocos) fought in the streets; more than 2,000 Haitian lives were lost.

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