I've been reading Zizek's new book, "Living in the end times," and he mentions a fact that I was very shocked to learn. When Haiti won its independence in 1805, France put a naval blockage on the island for two decades. To life the blockade, Haiti was forced to agree to pay France 150 million Francs (France's entire GNP for a whole year at the time) in 1825 - as compensation for the loss of so many slaves. This was later reduced to 80 million Francs. By the end of the 19th century, repaying this this debt accounted for 80% of Haiti's budget. Believe it or not, the last payment was made in 1947. So, the great great great grandchildren of slaves were paying for the liberty of their ancestors.
And that was not the end of the Capitalist Holocaust in Haiti. In recent times, Haiti has been destroyed by the neo-liberal policies of the IMF, along with several US backed military coups. Is it any wonder that the people were literally eating dirt, even before the recent floods.
Zizek also mentions the Congo, which has now broken down into local warlords selling billions of euro worth of coltan, diamonds, copper, cobalt and gold to US and European multinationals. Each warlord (with his army of drugged children) is under the protection of a multinational corporation. The result is over four million people dead in the last 15 years and the rest near to starvation in a fabulously rich country. China is the latest to get in on the rape of the Congo.