Haiti Article Round-Up 3/30

Haiti Article Round-Up 3/30

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Mar 30, 2010
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As we continue our initial phases of our reconstruction efforts in Haiti, it's encouraging to see some press covering life among Haitians on the ground resuming a sense of familiarity. Meanwhile, activity continues as well in the political sphere. Listed below are selections of the latest reports from Haiti, or regarding Haiti's refoundation.* (Compiled with help from our friend in Seattle Mr. Constantini.)

Adam Davidson. “The Economy of a Tent City” (online video). Port-au-Prince: Frontline/NPR Planet Money, March 2010. (an amazing window into day-to-day life in PAP displacement camps) http://to.pbs.org/d7rwfw

Frances Robles. “Bill Clinton, George W. Bush visit Haiti, vow to help”. Miami Herald, March 22, 2010. (reports that President Préval took a critical step toward boosting resettlement efforts in Haiti by signing an executive order declaring the right to seize land through eminent domain) http://bit.ly/ac81Jy

Reed Lindsay. “Haiti's Excluded”. Port-au-Prince: The Nation, March 29, 2010. (discussing the frustrations of aid distribution as it overpasses Haitian hands) http://bit.ly/ahfGaX

Edith M. Lederer. "Haiti seeking $3.8 billion to rebuild country." Associated Press. March 29, 2010. (about tomorrow's international donors conference at the United Nations) http://bit.ly/aK1t6u

*Alternate terminology preferred by Haitian Prime Minister Jean Max Bellerive discussed on the NPR Planet Money March 16 Podcast: