Recently a group of philosophers, politicians, notable authors and other people of influence, have petitioning France to return approximately 21 billion dollars to Haiti that has been extorted from the country over the years.
Haiti, once under the rule of French colonization, had successfully rebelled against the French settlers. Years after France threatened war with Haiti, and that they would re-invade if Haiti did not pay them an "independence debt."
This act is believed to be spurned by Haiti´s immediate economic need to recover from earthquakes which ravaged the country earlier this year. Frances foreign ministry states they intend to send aid to Haiti, but have not commented on the petition.