What Can And Ought To Be Done To Rebuild Haiti: George Packer

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • George Packer New Yorker

The night after the earthquake, Haitians who had lost their homes, or who feared that their houses might collapse, slept outdoors, in the streets and parks of Port-au-Prince. In Place Saint-Pierre, across the street from the Kinam Hotel, in the suburb of Pétionville, hundreds of people lay under the sky, and many of them sang hymns: "God, you are the one who gave me life. Why are we suffering?"

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