The blueprint for 'recovery,' refined in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, is a well-worn design that revolves around tourism, cheap labor and the exploitation of natural resources.
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TiGeorges LaGuerre, the proprietor of TiGeorges Chicken: "People always say that Haiti is the poorest country this and that, but in cuisine we really take care of business."
The IMF has proposed a plan that might help Haiti build a new foundation for nation building. But if this plan is to succeed it will need to contain the global drug trade that dominates Haiti's economy.
Violence against women is an unaddressed catastrophe in Haiti. With limited government capacity in Haiti, we can only shudder at the potential havoc criminal profiteers could trigger there.
It is true that Haiti lacks a solid economy and employment, but Haiti has a wealth that we can hardly even imagine-- a spiritual wealth within the people.
I cannot imagine, however, how bad Haiti is at this moment -- and we cannot reach our project there outside Jacmel. We have just gotten through to our American neighbor there.
Here in Haiti, a country all too often characterized by internal instability, the biggest scandals of all have external origins. Just ask the Haitians.
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