5 Years After Haiti’s Earthquake, Where Did The $13.5 Billion Go? – NPR

“There have certainly been improvements,” says Brian Concannon of the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti, a nonprofit in Boston that fights for human rights on the island. “The rubble is off the streets. Haiti’s back more or less to normal. But there have not been the improvements there should have been, given the resources.”Unfortunately, “normal” in Haiti includes perpetual political turmoil. As NPR’s Carrie Kahn reports, the earthquake’s anniversary, on Jan. 12, is also the day when the terms of all but 10 senators expire, leaving President Michel Martelly in total charge of the government. A political impasse threatens to put legislative and local elections on hold for 39 months if a deal can’t be reached by Monday evening. via: NPR


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