Heavy damage to 60 years of public records in Haiti

Haiti quake destroyed or damaged 60 years of archives
AFP – December 12, 2013

Port-au-Prince (AFP) – The huge, deadly earthquake that pulverized Haiti in
2010 also caused destruction or heavy damage to 60 years of public records,
the country’s director of National Archives said Wednesday.

The nation lacked an inventory, so what exactly was lost is in doubt, but
“I can say that there were enormous losses,” said Jean-Wilfrid Bertrand at
an international gathering of Francophone archives experts being held in

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