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A Better Future for Haitian Women

(6) Comments | Posted March 9, 2010 | 1:52 PM

Minouche Pielgent
Photo: Melissa Winkler/The IRC

Minouche lost her home and husband in January's devastating earthquake in Haiti. I met her last week in Bel Air, a vast and congested shantytown of makeshift tents and shacks now home to nearly 4,000...

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Race Against Time -- Improving Sanitation in Haiti

(1) Comments | Posted March 3, 2010 | 5:25 PM

I'm told The Simbi Continentale was once a grand hotel in Port-au-Prince. It closed in 1986 after a period of extreme turbulence and an army rebellion that forced the resignation of Jean-Claude Duvalier's regime. The defunct hotel quickly fell into disrepair. Destitute families began moving into the decaying rooms and...

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