BC: Haiti Chris Pierson
FC: By: Chris Pierson | Haiti
1: A Country of Poverty
3: The Devastation
4: After | 7.0 Magnitude | 1-21-2010
5: Estimated 200,000 Dead
6: A Country of Sadness
10: Artifacts | Phoenix Button | Currency
11: Vodoo | SLAVE REBELLION VODOO MASK | Flag
12: Documents | The Constitutions of Haiti -Ratified March 1987 -Suspended from June 1988 to March 1989 -Reinstated in October 1994
13: The Dessalines Song (National Anthem) | Pour le Pays, Pour la Patrie, Marchons unis, Marchons unis. Dans nos rangs point de tratres! Du sol soyons seuls matres. Marchons unis, Marchons unis Pour le Pays, Pour la patrie, Marchons, marchons, marchons unis, Pour le Pays, Pour la Patrie. Pour les Aeux, pour la Patrie Béchons joyeux, béchons joyeux Quand le champ fructifie L'me se fortifie Béchons joyeux, béchons joyeux Pour les Aeux, pour la Patrie Béchons, béchons, béchons joyeux Pour les Aeux, pour la Patrie Pour le Pays et pour nos Pres Formons des Fils, formons des Fils Libres, forts et prospres Toujours nous serons frres Formons des Fils, formons des Fils Pour le Pays et pour nos Pres | Formons, formons, formons des Fils Pour le Pays et pour nos Pres Pour les Aeux, pour la Patrie O Dieu des Preux, O Dieu des Preux! Sous ta garde infinie Prends nos droits, notre vie O Dieu des Preux, O Dieu des Preux! Pour les Aeux, pour la Patrie O Dieu, O Dieu, O Dieu des Preux Pour les Aeux, pour la Patrie Pour le Drapeau, pour la Patrie Mourir est beau, mourir est beau! Notre passé nous crie: Ayez l'me aguerrie! Mourir est beau, mourir est beau Pour le Drapeau, pour la Patrie Mourir, mourir, mourir est beau Pour le Drapeau, pour la Patrie
14: Dear Mom and Dad, Haiti is really sad but I have met a lot of great people. The country is literally in a hole right now and still recovering from the devastating earthquake. Its sat to see all the struggles. People are literally living in abandoned buildings with no roofs. It great being here with the peace corps trying to make a difference. The looks we get from the hurt people is enough payment for me. We have build 4 shelters so far since we arrived 2 months ago. Some of the local men have been helping. We get a lot of gifts from the families. Ive already gotten a hand woven blanket, all kinds of food and pottery. The people are so great and they love what we are doing. Feels like ive only been here for a couple weeks but its really been 2 months already. Miss you guys and cant wait to hear back. Love, Chris | Letters Home
15: Dear Mom and Dad, Month 8 and the towns have changed so much! Got your letter and it was great to hear from you guys. I’m really excited to see you guys come December. The stuff we have done here is unbelievable; you guys would be so surprised. Very excited to come home and just relax for awhile. I only get about 6 hours of sleep each night and we work all day. But at night we are invited to tribal get togethers, where they treat us like royalty. I’ve learned a lot of the native language and how their tribes and locals live. They have completely different forms of hospitality and treat everyone like they have known them for years. Can’t wait to see you guys! Love, Chris | Dear Mom and Dad, This is my last letter home because we are coming home in 3 weeks. This has been an amazing experience and I will never forget the people we are leaving. They have cherished our help and we are pretty much heroes to all of them. It’s great to see their faces and how happy they are now. It was almost as if the earthquake never destroyed their homes. Leaving is going to be hard but I can always remember what I did here and I’m also just excited to come home and tell you guys all about my experience. See you soon. Love, Chris
16: New Clippings | Haiti One of the poorest and least developed countries in the world, Haiti in recent years has struggled with problems ranging from near-constant political upheaval, health crises, an annual barrage of hurricanes. and the worst earthquake in the region in more than 200 years. The quake that struck on Jan. 10, 2010, reduced much of the capital, Port-au-Prince, to rubble. A study by the Inter-American Development Bank estimated that the total cost of the disaster was between $8 billion to $14 billion, based on a death toll from 200,000 to 250,000. That number was revised in 2011 by Haiti's government to 316,000.
17: PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — One of Haiti’s most popular entertainers, a provocative Carnival singer previously best known for disrobing and swearing on stage, was elected president in a landslide, according to results announced Monday, placing him at the helm of a nation still struggling to recover from last year’s earthquake, a cholera epidemic and chronic poverty. The singer, Michel Martelly, 50, known as Sweet Micky or Tet Kale (bald head), won 68 percent of the vote in a runoff election two weeks ago that he nearly did not qualify for. He defeated Mirlande Manigat, 70, a college professor and former first lady, who won 32 percent of the vote. She had cast herself as a mother figure to soothe Haiti’s ills, in contrast to Mr. Martelly’s image as a rebellious son bent on shaking up the establishment.
18: New Clippings | Haiti Earthquake The 2010 Haiti earthquake was a catastrophic magnitude 7.0 Mw earthquake, with an epicentre near the town of Léogne, approximately 25 km (16 miles) west of Port-au-Prince, Haiti's capital. The earthquake occurred at 16:53 local time (21:53 UTC) on Tuesday, 12 January 2010.By 24 January, at least 52 aftershocks measuring 4.5 or greater had been recorded. An estimated three million people were affected by the quake; the Haitian government reported that an estimated 316,000 people had died, 300,000 had been injured and 1,000,000 made homeless. The death toll has also been suggested to be much lower at somewhere between 92,000 and 220,000, with around 1.5 million to 1.8 million homeless. The government of Haiti also estimated that 250,000 residences and 30,000 commercial buildings had collapsed or were severely damaged.
19: A year on, Haitians cope with wretched memories They filled the grounds in front of the collapsed cathedral in Haiti's capital. To remember. To cope. To pray. Wednesday marked the first anniversary of the earthquake that changed the face of a nation. More than 200,000 people perished last January 12 when the earth shook violently for a few seconds. Houses toppled, swallowing residents alive. Government offices and landmark buildings, including the Notre Dame cathedral, came tumbling down. Five days ago, three more bodies were pulled from the rubble in central Port-au-Prince. Haitians still come to pray at the cathedral every Sunday. On this day, the crowds overwhelmed the small park in front. People embraced one another and cried openly. There was no reason to hide the sorrow that pervades their lives every day. | Industrial park project will create 20,000 new jobs in Haiti Haiti's economy is getting a boost thanks to a venture with one of Korea's largest companies that promises to bring 20,000 garment industry jobs to a new industrial park in the north of the country. Former U.S. President Bill Clinton and Haitian Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive were joined by members of the Interim Haitian Recovery Commission, the Inter-American Development Bank, Haitian business leaders and the chairman of Sae-A Trading Co. Ltd. at the Haiti Apparel Center in Port-au-Prince as they signed an agreement to build the North Industrial Park. It's part of an effort to rebuild the Haitian economy that began even before the earthquake struck one year ago. "This will inspire people all over Latin America, the Caribbean, the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia who have thought seriously about investing in Haiti and not come through," said Clinton. "What we need is a commitment to be competitive in getting investment and putting people to work, and then we need to build the institutions that will allow the people to flower. That is our commitment."
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21: Satow, Julie. “Born of 9/, an Effort to Rebuild Shattered Haiti.” The New York Times. N.p., 1 Mar. 2011. Web. 11 Mar. 2011.