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The deforestation began only in the 1990s when the cost of imported fuel rose, due to sanctions on the military dictatorship.   
 
The deforestation began only in the 1990s when the cost of imported fuel rose, due to sanctions on the military dictatorship.   
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The destruction of the forests has made most Haitians much poorer both now and in long term.  Erosion alone makes many forms of fishing and agriculture untenable.  This demonstrates the counter productive impact of many sanctions.
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The destruction of the forests has made most Haitians much poorer both now and in long term.  Erosion alone makes many forms of fishing and agriculture unapplicable.  This demonstrates the counter productive impact of many sanctions.
    
Some [[bush school]]s are operated by French and Canadian ecologists in the last remaining bits of forest, far from the cities.  However, even these are showing serious strains.  500 children bring sticks each day and put on a pile, and this wood is used to cook their lunch.  This is a symbol both of cooperating and of low impact methods of gathering fuel that waste far less.
 
Some [[bush school]]s are operated by French and Canadian ecologists in the last remaining bits of forest, far from the cities.  However, even these are showing serious strains.  500 children bring sticks each day and put on a pile, and this wood is used to cook their lunch.  This is a symbol both of cooperating and of low impact methods of gathering fuel that waste far less.
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