Hope in a bar of soap

There are 2 comments on the www.myfoxorlando.com story from Jul 16, 2009, titled Hope in a bar of soap. In it, www.myfoxorlando.com reports that:

Cap-Haitien, along the North Coast of Haiti, is the poorest city in the Western Hemisphere. There's no government presence. Garbage is everywhere, and filth-filled canals are the norm.

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#1 Jul 16, 2009
Where did they get that Cap-Haitien is the poorest city in Haiti? They do a better job at gathering information on the countries they go to ! From the images they posted some1 can think Cap-Haitian is just a huge slum...while the city has a very interesting architectural heritage ! Yes there's a very deep poverty problem, but try to give a more nuanced view of the country...the way they present it is just reinforcing all these negative stereotypes about Haiti. This is "poverty reporting" at his worst.
If they really want to help the country please don't make things worse by reinforcing the stereotypes...try to learn on the countrty too and don't just use words like "the poorest city in the poorest country" because it is a catchy phrase...I was born and I live in the city I know what I'm talking about.

Since: Mar 08

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#2 Jul 16, 2009
Thanks for paying attention, I noticed that, too. According to the Minstry of Planning, Bahon is the poorest commune in the north of Haiti, and O Cap has a lot of nice features to it. You can write to Fox 35 in Orlando about it, if you like. On balance, though, they did do quite an extensive report on Haiti for a local TV station.

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