If Haiti can’t end poverty, at least it can gussy it up a little bit.
The Associated Press reports today that workers have started painting building in the Jalousie slum in a project that will cost $1.4 million. It’s an effort to relocate people from the displacement camps in which many have been living since the 2010 earthquake. The government will pay people in some of the camps to move into neighborhoods like Jalousie.
“This is just to make it look like they’re doing something for the people but in reality they are not,” said Sen. Moise Jean-Charles, an outspoken critic of President Michel Martelly, told the AP.
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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