Chequebook absolution

A lmost a generation ago, Robert Kaplan’s seminal article The Coming Anarchy in Atlantic Monthly was an etching of Haiti. Outside my hotel in Port-au-Prince was a collision of the horsemen galloping through the piece: disease, environmental degradation, local thugs...

Top five hell holes | Port au Prince

… number 2 From the air Haiti looks like a piece of scrunched-up brown paper thrown into a gloriously blue sea. On the ground the eye candy of contrasting colours turns rotten. Haiti is grim and the senses revolt. The brown colour is eroding hills, top soil...

Help for Haiti

Poorest country in the western hemisphere, long history of political oppression, massive soil erosion, widespread illiteracy, agricultural exports destroyed due to rich-world farm subsidies, larger than usual income disparity, corruption… and then an...