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Aftermath

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The earthquake felt like everything then. Big news, the kind no one forgets. But it all blurs and fades. I don’t know if I’d even remember it at all if I hadn’t been answering the phones.

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WHERE I WRITE #1: Hotels, Highways, Hotspots, Haiti

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If I were independently wealthy, I would be less for it, because the chase for money to pay for food, shelter, babies, and now small children has taken me from sharing with two women an eighty square foot octagonal house originally built in the early twentieth century in rural Florida to house a wealthy child’s doll collection, to a room in a massive and mostly unoccupied schoolhouse converted into a lakefront hotel by the tax evading gangster Al Capone

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Politics Sunday

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Politics Sunday

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“One in four Americans is employed to protect the rich.”

Here’s an underreported story: Dominicans are coming to the aid of Haitians, despite a less-than-idyllic history between the two countries.

VICE is taking a ton of heat for its treatment of Liberia in “The Vice Guide to Liberia.”

A very cool looking architectural installation that covers an abandoned Detroit home in ice.

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A Kidnapping in Haiti

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“In a few weeks, the international media will leave the country, and Americans will be free to forget about Haiti once again. It is my hope that this story will give American readers a glimpse into the lives of people I have come to love in Haiti.

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The Latest from Haiti

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There’s some understandable frustration among Haitians about the slow pace of the aid coming in. Daniel Kaszor explains why getting aid to the people who need it is so difficult. Short version: the needed infrastructure is gone.

Not all charities are equally efficient with their donations.

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More on Haiti Part 4

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Thanks to everyone who’s been sending in links. Keep them coming to poetry@therumpus.net.

So where exactly did Pat Robertson get his “deal with the devil” story from? Thomas Rogers brings the information.

Ferentz LaFargue, writing for American City, has some thoughts on the meaning of progress in Haiti.

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More on Haiti, Part 2

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I’ll be doing this until further notice. Any tips or suggestions should be sent to Brian at poetry@therumpus.net.

A couple more suggestions for places to donate: The Hunger Site, Partners in Health, and UNICEF.

If you’re in south Florida and want to make donations of things like blankets, tents, batteries, candles, clothing, medicine and canned food, there are collections points here: 1st and Alton, south beach, South Miami Collection Point (Tara Sokolow or Vicki Simons): Simons and Green 5842 Sunset Drive Mon-Fri 10am-5pm Collection Point #2 (Jude Papaloko): Jakmel Art Gallery 7646 Biscayne Blvd.

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