This story was supported by the Pulitzer Center.

In the middle of another political and economic crisis, Haitians have found themselves reflecting on why billions of dollars poured into the country after the earthquake has not materialized into a better future for Haiti.

Garry Pierre-Pierre reports for the Haitian Times.

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Garry Pierre-Pierre is a Pulitzer-prize winning, multimedia and entrepreneurial journalist. In 1999, he left the New York Times to launch the Haitian Times, a New York-based English-language publication serving the Haitian Diaspora. He is also the co-founder of the City University Graduate School of Journalism‘s Center for Community and Ethnic Media and a senior producer at CUNY TV.

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  1. I agree with what the guy said because the government simply do not know what to do. Each city must have a governor, a mayor, a police department down patrol , a sheriff as well. When you invest your money in a country it creates jobs as long as people are willing to don’t hesitate jobs. Cleaning a city is also a way of creating jobs. We need to hire people to the areas where we can grow crops such as corns, sweet potatoes, okra, manioc etc etc. The irrigation system must be functional to supply enough water from the plantation. Having all those young men with these heavy duty guns are not the right way to go. I feel so sorry for them because they were deprived of the tool they truly needed which is education. At this point , instead of educating them they get hired instead to kill people. That our reality in Haiti. This is sad because the money these murderers and cowards used ti purchase guns could have been used to build technical schools for the kids to get a career during their youth. In fact , the young man are very proud of killing but when they get killed who stands to for them? The guns providers have who are studying in usa. I just want them to know that they are in fact being used
    I am hoping these young men could take a moment to think about the situation and turn around for good. Quelle honte.

  2. I know the situation is not great but we cannot wait on jovenel 100% nor blame him for everything because he did not tell you to leave you commune where you could grow goods to help yourself and for profit to come to the city knowing there is nothing there to do.
    Jovenel leaves a palace with plenty of people to assist him but you , you should stop dumping garbage in the streets. Stop.using plastics plates if you have no idea how to get rid of them. It is never too late to make it right, go back to your community and work the lands so you can eat and feed your family instead piling in the streets causing trouble.

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