It's very true. Haiti has had political unrest for years and years. The way it tends to unfold, well, the majority has an uprising where they want to change and make it better. Then, unfortunately, richer countries do things to ambush them.
They had a coup not that long back, where one section of the military more or less went around killing people that voted against their leader, and raped a large portion female population. I referenced it in the past. I think it's some 40% of women between the ages of 8 and 82 were raped by military and police forces. Note this wasn't some evil communist coup, this was actually a coup to stop the socialist movement that was forming.
With all the unrest, it would be kinda hard for them to keep their shit together. Seriously. Think of trying to build a ginger bread house, and a 2 year old is hovering and waiting just to push it over.
As for the reproduction thing... It's true. The more babies you have, the greater chance one of them might survive into adult hood. They also can get jobs, and help support the family, work in the fields, ect. It happens in every country. It even happens in the US as well. Also, it does not always mean low intelligence to have a lot of kids. Sometimes that's just the way it happens.
Dude, my grandfather (father) was the second youngest of 12 sons. My grandmother (father) was the oldest of 8. My grandfather (mother) was youngest of 10. My grandmother (mother) was the middle child in 6.
I'm the youngest of 7, and my husband is the youngest of 7. I have 46 first cousins. 2 surgeons, 15 RNs, 7 LPNs, 5 CNAs, 1 doctor, 4 Computer programmers, 1 teacher (computer science), 5 Farmers. All of us are also in the process of having children ourselves, considering that I am the youngest member of my generation as far as my family goes. Were not rich by any means, but every one of us gets by on our own.
My family could run a small hospital. >.>