Sunday, January 9, 2011

A year later, things have not changed much for many Haitians

In Port au Prince, Haiti, there are reminders of normal life for residents everywhere, but life still hasn't returned to normal. Life has not been remotely normal since Jan. 12, 2010, when, at about 5 p.m., a magnitude 7 earthquake rocked the tiny island.

Even before the quake, Haiti was the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere. Not only were hospitals swamped by quake victims, but whole communities were destroyed by the event. Now, a year later, not much has changed for many people in Haiti and the echoes of the earthquake are seen every day across the tiny nation.

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