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We could look at other reasons for these problems.
The one that seems obvious to me is from Haiti's Index of Economic Freedom. And Freedom House Haiti (2007) does not give it more than partially free although it notes the improvements lately.

From the first link, it is worth noting:

Freedom from Corruption - 18%

Corruption is perceived as rampant. Haiti ranks 163rd out of 163 countries in Transparency International's Corruption Perceptions Index for 2006. Haiti's reputation as one of the world's most corrupt countries is a major impediment to doing business. Customs officers often demand bribes to clear shipments. Smuggling is a major problem, and contraband accounts for a large percentage of the manufactured consumables market.

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by Ronald Rutherford (rdrradio1 -at- msn -dot- com) on Thu Apr 10th, 2008 at 04:21:57 PM EST

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