Haiti’s Hard Place
Americans are optimistic sorts. That makes it hard to fathom Haiti’s grim circumstances, even though the country is just 700 miles from Miami.
Business there is controlled by a handful of elite repressive families, the infrastructure doesn’t support serious development, education is minimal, land and trees have washed away, sanitation is medieval, and government is feckless. Thousands of United Nations “peace-keeping” troops stand guard to tamp down discontent.