Take Two for January 15, 2013

'Farewell Fred Voodoo' captures the functioning chaos of post-quake Haiti


This past weekend marked the third anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti that killed as many as 300,000 people and left nearly a million people homeless. Yet three years on the crisis continues with 350,000 Haitians still in relief camps.

In addition, poverty, joblessness and poor sanitation still plague the nation despite billions in aid donations. In fact, in 2011 a United Nations refugee camp was the source of a cholera epidemic that so far has claimed 8,000 lives.

Some believe international aid is hindering the Haitian recovery more than its helping. 

Amy Wilentz is among them. She's covered Haiti as a reporter since 1986, and she's currently a contributing editor to the Nation magazine and the author of the award-winning 1989 book "The Rainy Season: Haiti Since Duvalier."

Her latest book is about the aftermath of the earthquake, titled "Farewell Fred Voodoo: A Letter from Haiti."

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