The real job here is rescuing Haiti from itself...
"Haitian governments plead that the country is too poor to provide such services. There is some truth to this claim. However, millions and millions of dollars donated by foreign governments and charitable groups for infrastructure projects have been stolen by government officials. Cheating and corruption in dealing with these funds are widespread."Relief efforts... meet reality.
"Lastly, the economy is run for the benefit of the rich elite. There are too few just taxes to provide the needed income for the basic infrastructure which makes a decent life possible."
FROM THE COMMENTS:
"I spent seven months in Haiti as a CF soldier on a UN tour (UNMIH) back in the 90's."**********
"At that time it was not in the midst of a major "natural" disaster as it is now - instead it was in the routine of a long-term, self-made disaster which continues to this day."
"Money will never solve their problems."
RELATED: Wake up and smell the species
There is now evidence of crooks capitalizing on the generosity of people seeking to help quake-stunned Haiti -- spam e-mails that lead people to think they're donating to the British Red Cross, among other credible sounding organizations.And there's a Canadian connection...
Symantec says the e-mail actually originated from a Canadian university Web mail server. The e-mail address used to send the message doesn't match the address where the donor is expected to send information.Gotta love that entrepreneurial spirit.
In the first 36 hours after the tragedy, ABC News found that 64 new Web site URLs that seem connected to Haiti Earthquake relief had been registered.