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Chemins de Fer in Haiti, government of Pierre Theoma Boisrond-Canal

Chemins de Fer in Haiti, government of Pierre Theoma Boisrond-Canal

This is a picture of Chemins de Fer in Haiti during the government of Pierre Théoma Boisrond-Canal

Much of the activity former President Pierre Théoma Boisrond-Canal had to perform when he took office in the mid 1870s was to undo the financial and constitutional damage done by the president before him. France was on the back of Haiti, demanding a repayment of the supposed 58 million francs borrowed by President Michel Domingue, who had, it seems, borrowed in ill-faith for himself and not for the country. While this was indeed no way to start a presidency, Boisrond-Canal had had the type of history to prepare him for such work.

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