Haiti: A Year After the Earthquake
January 24, 2011
Just over a year ago a devastating earthquake rocked the Caribbean island of Haiti, killing more than 250,000 people and leaving its capital, Port-au-Prince, in rubble. An unresolved election in late 2010 leaves the countryâ€™s political system in question and an outbreak of cholera last October has killed more than 3,000 people. To make the nationâ€™s situation even more complicated, the deposed dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier returned to Haiti last week after 25 years in exile. Weâ€™ll try to make sense of this with WHYYâ€™S SUSAN PHILLIPS, who has just returned from her second reporting trip to the ravaged country; DR. EVAN LYON, a physician working with the aid group Partners in Health; and Trinity College and U.S. Institute of Peace Haiti expert ROBERT MAGUIRE.