Will Washington encourage the establishment of a functioning government? Or will it prevent that, channeling aid through NGOs and taking over various functions itself, because it of its long-standing opposition to Haitian self-rule?
Since the earthquake, I have wanted nothing more than to go to Haiti to help, hold, and comfort my family and other survivors. But since I can't, I'm instead fighting for Haiti's old debts to be excused.
The situation in Haiti is grim. Most of the city of Port-au-Prince has turned to rubble; hundreds of thousands of people are in dire need of food and water. Here are eight guidelines for helping Haiti.