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The Charming life of the Haitian Elite class

The Charming life of the Haitian Elite class

After the slave revolution, the Haitian Elite or upper class was comprised of Haiti Military class, Haiti's Mulato class and free Blacks. This picture is the lovely wife of Emperor Faustin Soulouque, Adelina who is a member of the Haitian elite class.

Wealthy families could only married into wealthy families. Poor women could only be mistress

The Haitian Elite or upper class is always comprised of Military class, Haiti's Mulato class and free Blacks. An estimate suggests that about 1% of the total population, constitute the Haitian bourgeoisie--an elite group that the world rarely focuses on. They are often related through years of intermarriage and business dealings. They are educated, worldly, multilingual and rich, sometimes exceedingly so (about 300 are millionaires). A few of them are black, some are white, and most of them are mixed who have separated themselves from ordinary black Haitians in every respect. Pétionville's discothèques, casino, and health spas are packed on the weekends with affluent Haitians-- it is where you can witness the disparity of Haiti's wealth. The society is trapped in cycles of poverty, corruption and exploitation. Some of them have prospered mainly in the import-export or textile businesses. One percent of Haitians control 50 percent of the country's economy, and its top 500 taxpayers generate 80% of its tax revenues. In 2013, Haiti had a GDP of $8.199 billion, and 95% of that was roughly in the hands of about 10 families (eleven or twelve extended families in Haiti, many of them linked through marriage over many generations).

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Language, one of the dividing lines within the Haitian society

Language, one of the dividing lines within the Haitian society

French remains the language of the affluent and privileged in Haiti, often used n polite society such as the upscale Supermarkets high above the capital's shanty towns, selling brie and baguettes. Many Haitian parents are often willing to let their children stumble in their coursework just to learn a language that even their teachers barely speak. Creole on the other hand is seen by some as the language of the impoverished masses

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Alexandre Petion and Haiti land reform

Alexandre Petion and Haiti land reform

Alexandre Petion has introduced a land reform following the independence of Haiti that many would agree has cost the country a great deal.

Christophe went to the north and Pétion took the southern Republic of Haiti. One major act by Alexandre Pétion was land redistribution. He seized commercial plantations from the rich and had the land redistributed to his supporters and the peasantry.

In the short term, that earned him lot of respect and appreciation by the beneficiaries. He earned the nickname Papa Bon-C"ur "good-hearted father" as a result.

The land seizures and redistribution ended up reducing the production of commodities for the export economy. As a result, most of the population became subsistence farmers. Exports and state revenue declined sharply.

A look at the present land ownership situation in Haiti would make one think about this original decision

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Clifford Brandt Accused Of Kidnapping Two Moscoso Children

Clifford Brandt Accused Of Kidnapping Two Moscoso Children

What you are looking at is a picture Clifford Brandt as he was detained by Haiti National Police for his involvement in a kidnapping case. The matter is being investigated by Haitian police. Haitian authorities said Clifford Brandt played a central role in the kidnapping of two Moscoso children.

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Clifford Brandt Inplicated In Two Moscoso Children Kidnapping

Clifford Brandt Inplicated In Two Moscoso Children Kidnapping

What you are looking at is a picture as Brandt led the investigating policemen to the place where the two children were held. The police freed the children and arrested Brandt. as he was accompagned by Police. He was taken into custody for Kidnapping.

According to report, Clifford Brandt took the investigating policemen to the place where the two Moscoso children were held after being kidnapped. The police freed the children but arrested Brandt.

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Former Haitian President Elie Lescot

Former Haitian President Elie Lescot

This is a picture of Former President of Haiti, Elie Lescot.

A Haitian Mulato elite, born in Saint-Louis du Nord to a middle-class family. Haitian history would inform us that Elie Lescot completed his secondary education in the historic city of Cap-Haitian. Then, he moved to the city of Port-de-Paix where he became involved in the import export business.

Elie Lescot put his feet into the water of Haitian politic in 1911. By 1914, he was elected to the Chamber of Deputies two years later.

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Clifford Brandt Beeing Taken By The Police For Kidnapping

Clifford Brandt Beeing Taken By The Police For Kidnapping

This is the Haitian businessman Clifford Brandt in the hands of Haitian authority. He was accused for beeing the ring leader in a kidnapping reseau in the capital city of Port-au-Prince

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Clifford Brandt Arrested By Haitian Police For Kidnapping

Clifford Brandt Arrested By Haitian Police For Kidnapping

Here is a picture of the Haitian elite involved in the kidnapping of Carolie and Nicolas Moscoso, Mr. Clifford Brandt

Frantz Lerebours, the police spokesman told the press that the arrest of Clifford was because he was a suspect for having been involved in the kidnapping case

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Clifford Brandt Arrested By Haiti National Police For Kidnapping

Clifford Brandt Arrested By Haiti National Police For Kidnapping

What you are looking at is a picture Clifford Brandt in a police car taking them to the place where two kidnapped children were held.

Clifford Brandt is a businessman in Haiti. He operates a car dealership in Port-au-Prince, in Delmas. His father, Fritz Brandt, heads a famous rich Haitian family running extensive export-import businesses.

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Clifford Brandt Entering Police Station In Port-au-Prince

Clifford Brandt Entering Police Station In Port-au-Prince

What you are looking at is a picture Clifford Brandt as he is entering Police station in Port-au-Prince.

A lawyer hired by the Brandt family agreed that Brandt had led police to the place of kidnapping. However, he said his client did not participate in kidnapping. His defense is that Brandt had organized the children's removal in a family dispute.

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