Permanent housing for homeless Haitians seems to be a distant promise, yet plopping down sweatshops in the middle of of homeless camps appears to be just around the corner.
Below are links to interviews which aired today on Democracy Now regarding the aftermathc of the quake. Tomorrow, DN will broadcast from Haiti again where it appears that Amy Goodman will spend a lot of time with Sean Penn. Hope Sean resists repeating his enthusiastic praise of the US military’s humanitarian assistance after the coup since it was relatively non-existent. God forbid he should utter anything complimentary about the murderous Haitian police.
Democracy Now show from Port-au-Prince, Haiti:
Interview with former Haitian government minister, Patrick Elie, on “Six months after the Earthquake”
Interview with Beverly Bell: There is no Plan for Permanently Housing the 1.9 Million after the Earthquake
Bell is with the Institute for Policy Studies, and has spent a lot of time on the ground in Haiti and blogs about it frequently.
Interview with displaced Haitians from Camp Corail: “We Can’t Continue in the Situation Anymore”