Michel Martelly http://wlrn.org en U.S. Aid Official: 'We Have To Change The Way We Do Business In Haiti' http://wlrn.org/post/us-aid-official-we-have-change-way-we-do-business-haiti <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Right after Haiti’s catastrophic 2010 earthquake, which killed more than 200,000 people, I rode in a U.S. Army </span>helicopter<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> ferrying food and medical supplies into demolished Port-au-Prince neighborhoods.</span></p><p>As we descended near the suburb of Pétionville, and as&nbsp;corpses became visible amid the ruins and campfire smoke billowed up in our faces, the pilot said he couldn’t put us down. Too many people were running to the landing spot, and they risked being killed by the chopper rotors.</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 00:22:24 +0000 Tim Padgett 26478 at http://wlrn.org U.S. Aid Official: 'We Have To Change The Way We Do Business In Haiti' The Mistakes Of Martelly: Why Haiti's President Faces Angry Unrest http://wlrn.org/post/mistakes-martelly-why-haitis-president-faces-angry-unrest <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>When Michel Martelly was elected President of Haiti in 2011, expectations for his performance as a head of state were fairly low. And in many respects, unfortunately, he’s met them.</p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 22:00:18 +0000 Tim Padgett 24103 at http://wlrn.org The Mistakes Of Martelly: Why Haiti's President Faces Angry Unrest