Tales from the Trail

Haiti – shutting out the cries

January 15, 2010

QUAKE-HAITI/Last night, I slept on the floor with the cries of the wounded searing through the night air across the hills of Port-au-Prince. Every so often, there was an outbreak of wailing and shrieking, when someone died. Sometimes, prayers were sung and chanted. We are all becoming inured to the pain – I found myself longing for earplugs.

Helping Haiti: the nightmare scenario

January 14, 2010

QUAKE-HAITI/About the only thing that has gone right in the Haitian earthquake is the weather.

Brzezinski sees encouraging signs emerging from Haitian catastrophe

January 14, 2010

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It might sound Pollyannaish coming from¬†anybody other than Zbigniew Brzezinski, the hard-nosed intellectual who was Jimmy Carter’s national security adviser. But he¬†says the gigantic catastrophe in Haiti may suggest some good things about the state of the modern world.