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Conditions of Life in Haiti

Stories about Haiti can so easily fill one with rage and despair. I try to avoid them, but your excellent series proved too much a temptation, albeit a horrible one. Our government has a cruel policy of nonintervention in the affairs of right-wing governments.

Is starvation less debilitating under a right-wing regime? The physical suffering of the people of Haiti is 10 times worse than in an Eastern bloc country. Yet we put Haitian refugees in concentration camps--if they haven’t already drowned trying to reach our shores.

Sister Teresa tells us that the tragedy of death is to die alone, unloved. How forsaken the people of Haiti must feel. For shame! As a nation do we believe in justice for all? Our government should be plotting revolution in Haiti, not trying to stop it in Central America.

SARI REZNICK

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San Diego


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