John Groarke 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'