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NPR: On Point: Haiti and the U.S.Last Updated on 2010-01-27 00:00:00
In 1915, U.S. troops went into Haiti at a time of crisis — and stayed for nineteen years.
What about this time? Masses of Haitians are still hungry and without homes. Much of the capital, the country, is leveled. Nearly 18,000 U.S. soldiers, sailors, and Marines are in and around Haiti now. Plus an army of U.S. and international aid groups.
But what should the U.S. commitment to Haiti be? How much? And for how long?
This hour, On Point: Haiti’s long road to recovery, and the U.S. commitment to the hemisphere’s poorest nation. - Tom Ashbrook
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