Haiti: Why Celebrate Dessalines’ Death?

Yon Ayisyen (Fr) laughs at the thought that some in Haiti want to start an investigation into founding father Jean-Jacques Dessalines’ death 200 years after the fact but adds: “However I might sign a petition to ask that we stop celebrating the death of Dessalines. Not that the day off is not welcome but I don't understand why it is his death that we celebrate. Aren't we saying year after year that those who killed him did a good thing?”

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