Haiti is a Francophone and Creole Latin American country located in the Greater Antilles archipelago on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola, which it shares with the Dominican Republic. Former French colony, Haiti became the first independent black republic and the only nation to form from a successful slave rebellion. Haiti became the second non-indigenous country in the Americas (after the United States) to declare independence on January 1, 1804.
Haiti has recently experienced a period of transition following the forced eviction of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide on February 29, 2004. The circumstances of his departure are controversial. René Préval was elected president in his place on February 7, 2006 and took office in May of the same year. Preval promised to bring peace and stability to the country.
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