Magazine article New Internationalist

Haiti since the Quake

Magazine article New Internationalist

Haiti since the Quake

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One of my more pleasurable monthly duties is to choose a cartoon for our Open Window feature. This involves sampling work from cartoonists all over the world who contribute to the website cartoonmovement.org When our friends at Cartoon Movement told us about their project to produce a series of comic books marking the second anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti, we leapt at the chance to feature some of the material in this issue, not least because it is both written and drawn by Haitians in Port-au-Prince - Jean Phares Jerome and Chevelin Pierre.

The cartoon work also, however, provided us with the opportunity to explore Haiti's current plight in more detail and to lay out some of the historical context - with notable contributions from Phillip Wearne and Eduardo Galeano.

The cover photo shows nineyear-old twins Renalda and Renane Bernabé in their house in Petionville. Renane lost her leg in the earthquake but is sporting a new prosthetic limb.

The anniversary may well prove to be a rare point when the mainstream media will revisit Haiti (having broadly forgotten about the country since the disaster). …

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