Wednesday, January 12, 2011

T.D.I.H. - Jan 12

This is the first anniversary of the massive earthquake that struck Haiti about 16 miles outside of the capital of Port-Au-Prince. The death toll is estimated at 230,000 people. The country is still in chaos, and currently beset by a cholera outbreak that is killing fifty people a day. A year later, and they have barely begun to clear the rubble (about 2% has been cleared so far). At some point, someone is going to have to bite the bullet, declare Haiti a failed nation-state, step in and take over, and build a physical and political infrastructure for the Haitian people.

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