The devastation of Haiti

Pithouse, Richard Michael (2010) The devastation of Haiti. South African Civil Society Information Service (SACSIS) Newsletter .

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[From introduction] The devastation of Haiti is not a simple matter of bad luck. Earthquakes, like storms and epidemics, hit the poor with vastly more force than the rich. Much of the press coverage of the catastrophe in Haiti has wilfully disregarded the history of how Haiti was made poor and kept poor by, above all, the same American elites that are now dispensing charity, soldiers and advice. Racism has often been close to the surface or even grinning hideously far above it

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Haiti; earthquake; political aspects
Subjects:J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Divisions:Faculty > Faculty of Humanities > Political Studies and International Studies
ID Code:1586
Deposited By: Mrs Eileen Shepherd
Deposited On:27 Jan 2010 15:27
Last Modified:01 Aug 2012 10:27
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