U.S. response in Puerto Rico pales next to actions after Haiti quake

No two disasters are alike. Each delivers customized violence that cannot be fully anticipated. But as criticism of the federal government’s initial response to the crisis in Puerto Rico continued to mount Thursday, the mission to Haiti — an island nation several hundred miles from the U.S. mainland — stands as an example of how quickly relief efforts can be mobilized.

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Haiti’s Police Repress Protest Against ‘Budget of Death’

Thousands of people took to the street in Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince to protest the bill which they argue will favor the elite at the expense of the most country’s most disadvantaged.

As the protesters arrived at the National Palace, the police fired tear gas to disperse the crowd.

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