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Haiti

  • By: Stephen T. Schroth & Jordan K. Lanfair
  • In: Encyclopedia of Drug Policy
  • Edited by: Mark A. R. Kleiman & James E. Hawdon
  • Subject:Public Policy, Drug Crimes

Haiti is a nation located in the Caribbean on the island of Hispaniola, which it shares with the Dominican Republic. The poorest country in the Americas, with one of the lowest per capita incomes in the world, Haiti has an annual gross domestic product (GDP) of approximately $790 per person. Haiti's population totals approximately 9.8 million, of whom over 90 percent are of African descent, with most of the remainder classifying themselves as being of mixed race. Haiti's official languages are French and Haitian Creole, and 80 percent of the population profess to be Roman Catholic with the remainder identifying as protestant. Haitian voodoo continues to be practiced by certain segments of the population.

Based on United Nations (UN) estimates, rates of illicit drug use in ...

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