Four years after a major earthquake buried Haiti\’s capital and left enough rubble to fill five super domes, the country is slowly rising from tragedy. Tens of thousands of people have been relocated from camps that once housed 1.5 million.
But many challenges remain. Billions of promised aid remain outstanding, the country continues to be heavily reliant on discounted oil from Venezuelan and negotiations continue with neighboring Dominican Republic over trade imbalances and a controversial constitutional court ruling on citizenship for Haitians.
On the eve of the Jan. 12, 2010 earthquake’s anniversary, Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe, at the helm of the government for the past 18 months, talked with the Miami Herald about reconstructing a country on a shoe-string and other challenges. via – MiamiHerald.com