Haitians are intensely spiritual
people whose humour and passion are legendary
Haiti experiences massive
inequalities in wealth, an infrastructure devastated by tropical
storms, lack of investment and a democracy in tatters.
The average life expectancy
is just 44 years, unemployment is 70%, and the average income
is two dollars American per day. Less than 1% of the population
has a post-secondary education, and only 35% of the Haitian
people are literate.
There is indifference of the
international community partly due to rampant drug trafficking
and political corruption.