Haiti is the lost ongoing nightmare

Remember Haiti?

Democracy Now! again visited the devastated country and found little has changed (though a long interview with actor Sean Penn discovers one Hollywood star who isn’t content to just make flying “humanitarian” visits):

The teeming city of Port-au-Prince looks like a war zone. Rubble and debris is everywhere and has become a part of the landscape. There is little food, clean water or sanitation. Only two percent of promised reconstruction aid has been delivered. More than 1,350 tent camps fill the streets, with makeshift tarps and sheets providing little shelter. Other tent camps set up by the Haitian government are in remote areas, far from the capital and set up on barren landscape.

The contribution of the US has been pretty minimal.

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