Haiti Marks Bicentennial of Independence Haiti, which won its independence from France in 1804 after a 12-year slave revolt, celebrates 200 years as a free nation this week. Although Haiti is the world's first and oldest black republic, the impoverished and politically unstable country has seen little peace. Hear NPR's Bob Edwards and Miami Herald reporter Michael Ottey.
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Haiti Marks Bicentennial of Independence

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Haiti Marks Bicentennial of Independence

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Haiti Marks Bicentennial of Independence

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Haiti, which won its independence from France in 1804 after a 12-year slave revolt, celebrates 200 years as a free nation this week. Although Haiti is the world's first and oldest black republic, the impoverished and politically unstable country has seen little peace. Hear NPR's Bob Edwards and Miami Herald reporter Michael Ottey.