Haiti’s Beauty

From the New York Times

by Dean Nelson

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“I discovered the falls while on a reporting trip to chronicle volunteer efforts among Haitians who are organizing their own community service groups. It brought me to this remote pocket of a country whose beauty has been devastated over the years by disasters — natural, economic and political. The earthquake that struck four years ago was a combination of the three, causing billions in damage and thousands of deaths, swiftly followed by a cholera outbreak that has killed thousands more, and a presidential election that led to violent protests. The idea that nature could be used to Haiti’s advantage for once has taken root again among nonprofits and officials who are seeking to position it as an ecotourism destination.”

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The photos of Haiti are spectacular….

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/16/travel/in-haiti-beauty-that-plays-hard-to-get-to.html?hpw&rref=travel

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