Haiti Can Be Rich Again

Laurent Dubois, the author of “Haiti: The Aftershocks of History,” and Deborah Jenson, the author of “Beyond the Slave Narrative,” are co-directors of the Haiti Humanities Laboratory at Duke.

The return on the investment in the rural economy would be self-reliance, the alleviation of dangerous overcrowding in cities and, most important, a path toward ending Haiti’s now chronic problems of malnutrition and food insecurity. As Haitians look to rebuild in 2012, the best blueprints will come from their own proud and vibrant history.

Read more:http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/09/opinion/haiti-can-be-rich-again.html?_r=1&ref=opinion

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