Haitian Diaspora Key to Rebuilding

Dr Dlaire-Marie Cyprien returned to Haiti to help treat earthquake victims.Globetracker| Today’s WSJ writes that Haitian émigrés hae long been viewed suspiciously by the people remaining in Haiti. Called the diaspora, the 2 million Haitians living outside the country, with half a million in the US, send back about $2 billion a year to Haiti, a sum that 30% of the country’s gross domestic product.

Amid claims that émigrés are “arrogant, insensitive, overbearing and pretentious people,” they can play a key role in rebuilding Haiti. The Organization of American States said it is organizing a meeting, likely for early March, to bring together Haitian diaspora groups in the U.S., Canada, France and the Dominican Republic to help Haiti. via WSJ