Update: Haiti’s Agony

Update: Haiti’s Agony

It’s hard to imagine how Port-au-Prince could be a worse place than the city I visited last March, but eight months later reports say that the bodies are turning up in greater numbers than at any time since the September 1991 coup; because of fear and the gasoline blockade the streets are empty of nearly everything except garbage. In the countryside things are far graver. According to a Harvard study, a thousand children nationwide are dying every month as a result of the embargo and the profiteering in food and medicine; experts talk of sub-Saharan-like famine in the northwest.

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