Aristide's Task: To Smooth Ups and Downs of Haiti from the Poor at the Port to the Rich in the Hills, Haitians Look to Their Restored Leader for Progress
Laurent Belsie, writer of The Christian Science Monitor, The Christian Science Monitor
HAITI is a country of up and down. Mountains define this small island nation - geographically, sociologically, politically, and economically. The equation is simple: Some people are up, most are down.
This is true everywhere in Haiti, but it is played out most dramatically here in the nation's capital. The poor live near the port, where the houses and the air are close and hot. The rich live up the hill in a suburb called Petionville, where trees provide shade from the hot sun.
So when Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide urges reconciliation, as he did this week in his dramatic return after three years of exile, he is trying to bridge the country's …
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Publication information: Article title: Aristide's Task: To Smooth Ups and Downs of Haiti from the Poor at the Port to the Rich in the Hills, Haitians Look to Their Restored Leader for Progress. Contributors: Laurent Belsie, writer of The Christian Science Monitor - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: October 19, 1994. Page number: 2. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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