Revista Mal Estar e Subjetividade
version ISSN 1518-6148
SUTTER, Christina. Haiti, país mal dito. Rev. Mal-Estar Subj. [online]. 2010, vol.10, n.3, pp. 931-950. ISSN 1518-6148.
This essay seeks to share critical reflection based on time spent in Haiti before the advent of the earthquake where the author participated on a humanitarian medical aid mission. After experiencing Haiti face to face, we came to question the superficial image that the public has about the country, disregarding both the state of human degradation present in the nation - partially revealed to the world after the earthquake - and the political forces and international economic interests that provoke and sustain this reality. The paper also reflects on the mystification processess in which international news agencies participate and the political evil that historically has kept this population in a state of neglect and exploitation as well as in a perpetual state of extreme psychic and human suffering far beyond the notion of discontentment. The mechanisms that solely blame the poor nations for their ills by hiding the real violators of human and economic rights are also pointed out from a Haitian point of view.
Keywords : Haiti; Mystification processess; Abject poverty; Extreme human suffering; Political evil; Discontentment.