Saturday, April 5, 2008

Eating Dirt in Haiti: Canada is Making a Difference!

I went to the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti website, mentioned in yesterday's post, and found links to this story:

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) - It was lunchtime in one of Haiti's worst slums, and Charlene Dumas was eating mud. With food prices rising, Haiti's poorest can't afford even a daily plate of rice, and some take desperate measures to fill their bellies. Charlene, 16 with a 1-month-old son, has come to rely on a traditional Haitian remedy for hunger pangs: cookies made of dried yellow dirt from the country's central plateau.

Yes, Canadians can be proud of the achievements of Haiti after we helped them get rid of their selfish dictator, Aristide. After years of occupation and "assistance" Haitians are reduced to eating dirt. We can also thank Canada's media systems for keeping a close eye on this important Canadian initiative, relentlessly following the impact our tax dollars are having in the country where we deposed one government to provide them with a better one.

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