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imrightman4 karma

For some reason, I thought your AMA responses wouldn't be as well written as your articles that I've read, but I was very wrong. As a journalism student that spent a few months in Haiti this summer, you're a refreshing change of pace from most other reporters on the same beat. Thanks for answering my questions.

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I was in Port-au-Prince during the summer of 2012. Many large buildings in the center of the city were still collapsed - almost untouched - including the national palace. Since then, rubble has been removed and the slow process of reconstruction has started.

Five years later, and it is only really just beginning to rebuild. Though there are many obstacles to overcome, misallocated resources and cholera being two big ones. It is incredibly unfortunate considering how beautiful the country is and how much potential goes untapped.

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  1. Do you think the new emphasis placed on developing the tourism sector in the north, in and around Cap Haitian, will cause many businesses and organizations to ultimately abandon Port-au-Prince?
  2. Why do you think the Cholera epidemic in Haiti is so underreported?
  3. After being there for so long, do you ever get depressed or experience some sense of anxiety? If so, how do you cope?
  4. Would you consider Haiti to still be in the recovery phase or the reconstruction phase after the earthquake?