Latest update: 14/01/2010
Haiti: a man-made disaster?
The earthquake that shattered Port-au-Prince on Tuesday adds yet another layer of distress to the accumulated misery of a people devastated by repeated natural disasters, ingrained corruption, and a succession of dictatorial rulers. Just two years ago, a series of hurricanes and food price riots crippled reform efforts. Yet, since then, progress had been made. Was it all in vain?