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Why Haiti Needs to Focus on Building a Startup Ecosystem

Haiti’s economy is sinking fast and foreign aid will not be the answer. Here’s why. Can you name one non-profit that has transformed an economy without the for-profit business umbrella? The answer is probably no, or at least not one that easily comes to mind. Now, can you name a for-profit business or individual that …

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Revealed: Political Lessons to Guide Haiti’s Destiny to Make 1804 Count

“Treat the people’s needs as holy.” – Obery M. Hendricks, Jr. Background The far-reaching political science book, The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli, remains a critical piece of literature to discuss modern-day political leadership. I recently re-read it to draw some parallels with Haiti’s current political protests. Of course, Haiti’s crisis goes deeper than Machiavelli’s famous …

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3 Signs That Haiti is Being Marginalized by Mainstream Media

Haiti is at a turning point right now. For the first time in Haiti’s history, there are tools that we can use to reset the button on the one-sided narrative that mainstream media seems bent on using to shape Haiti’s story – they are the Internet and social media. For decades, the big corporate media …

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How Haitians Used Social Media to Upset Haiti’s Elections Like an 1804 Boss

Quick, quick—here is a short history quiz for you. Name one common event about the Arab Spring in the Middle East. Umm, let me think—wait, wait, I know! There were several social uprisings that took place in Tehran, Egypt and Libya, among others. Smart! Since you’re so good at this, I have one more for …

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Should Haiti, Like Africa, Forge a Stronger Alliance With China for a Better Future?

Fifty years ago, China started building an alliance with the continent of Africa. At the time, there were plenty of suspicions, and many pundits—mostly from the West—questioned China’s motives. Although some of those doubts persist today, China’s alliance with Africa has had a positive impact for both parties. Many who are uninformed about Africa’s growth …

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