All the TV reporting of statistics, such as 80% of the people in Haiti live below the poverty line or 54% live in abject poverty or some unfathomably high percent live on less than $2.00 a day, does not hit home as much as being there and seeing “abject poverty.”

Granted, it has been a long time ago but nothing has changed, in 1961 the U.S. Navy ship I was stationed in, visited Port au Prince.  Families living in cardboard structures, apparently made from cardboard boxes.  I cannot understand it, even today, almost forty-nine years later.

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One Comment on “Haiti”

  1. bewilderedbutsanguine Says:

    Gee, Chief, what have YOU done to change anything in Haiti? Maybe that is why nothing has changed.

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