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Haiti’s poor infrastructure accelerates heavy death toll
Worldfocus correspondent Benno Schmidt writes about navigating Haiti's dilapidated infrastructure where simple trips of a few miles in length can turn into a half-day adventures with roads abruptly dead-ending in forests or standing water.
Posted: January 14, 2010 17:15
Sights & Sounds (video)
Raucous rallies contrast coastal wastelands in Haiti
Worldfocus correspondent Benno Schmidt saw many sides of the island nation, including raucous street celebrations and desolate coastal wastelands. Two videos capture the contrasting "sights and sounds" of Haiti.
Posted: February 20, 2009 15:29
Dirt poor Haitians eat cookies made of mud
The cookies -- made of dirt, butter and salt -- hold little nutritional value, but manage to keep Haiti's poor alive. The recipe has been passed down through generations of Haitians.
Posted: February 19, 2009 20:20
Web Original Video
Betting on cockfights for fast money in Haitian slum
Worldfocus correspondent Benno Schmidt stumbles upon one of several cockfighting matches held every Sunday in the slums of the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince.
Posted: February 19, 2009 17:44
Haiti’s government must rebuild trust to repair nation
Haitian Prime Minister Michèle Pierre-Louis took office in September, succeeding a former prime minister who was ousted amid riots. Pierre-Louis discusses how she and the rest of the government can work to overcome Haitians' distrust.
Posted: February 19, 2009 12:55
Web Original Video
Hurricane mudslides bury Haitian towns
Months after the storms have passed, some Haitians are trying to dig their homes out of 10 to 15 feet of mud. Worldfocus explores how long-gone storms continue to interfere with day-to-day life.
Posted: February 18, 2009 15:04
Haitians destroy environment in struggle to survive
Haiti is a tiny island country in the Caribbean and the poorest in the Western hemisphere. In their struggle to survive, Haitians are destroying the very elements of their environment that sustain them.
Posted: February 18, 2009 14:01