"Something happened a long time ago in Haiti, and people might not want to talk about it. [might not? perhaps because it's a figment of your fevered imagination?] They were under the heel of the French ... and they got together and swore a pact to the devil. [yes, you read that correctly.] They said, 'We will serve you if you will get us free from the French.' True story. [that's right, the entire nation swore to bow to Beelzebub to get away from the domineering Frenchies and their pretentious pommes frites and escargots.] So the devil said, 'OK, it's a deal. [unless you'd like to trade for what's behind door number 3...]'"Asshole.
"Ever since, they have been cursed by one thing after another. [like listening to windbags like me.]"
If you really want to help, keep your prayers and give your money.