Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Security in Haiti

Amy Wilentz
I was in Port-au-Prince, Leogane and Carrefour a week after the quake. I also went into the La Saline bidonville in Port-au-Prince. I did not experience a moment of personal insecurity while there or anywhere in the area. Clearly there are still gangs in La Saline, and I suppose they are potentially dangerous. I thought that some of the young seemed the type who might have weapons, though I didn't actually see any weapons.  And no one made even a gesture or said a word of aggression to me or my Haitian friend, who was not a bodyguard or security person of any kind and was not armed.

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