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Employees of the nonprofit Capracare transport a person injured in a Dec. 21 earthquake that struck southwestern Haiti. (Photo courtesy of Capracare)

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LES CAYES — A 4.3 magnitude earthquake on Tuesday struck the same area of southern Haiti still recovering from an earlier catastrophic quake that devastated the region last August.

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Onz Chery is a Haiti correspondent for The Haitian Times. Chery started his journalism career as a City College of New York student with The Campus. He later wrote for First Touch, local soccer leagues in New York and Elite Sports New York before joining The Haitian Times in 2019.

Sam is a reporter for The Haitian Times and a 2020 Report for America corps member. He has covered Haiti and its diaspora since 2018. His work has also appeared in USA Today, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and Haiti Liberte. Sam can be reached at or on Twitter @sambojarski.