October 16, 2004

The New York Times > International > Americas > Storm-Battered Haiti's Endless Crises Deepen

Haiti is a failed state, failed for decades as a result of ignorance, poverty, power-grabbing corrupt politicians all aggravated by the latest natural disaster. The problems here are not fixable in the short term. Money and aid can relieve hunger and suffering temporarily while at the same time enhance corruption. There seems to be no morality that underpins Haiti's people and little in the country's history or culture that provides any hope of change.

I wish there were a simple solution, but none seems obvious.
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