On the ground in Haiti


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I direct you today to some remarkable reporting on the devastation in Haiti from Hurricane Matthew. This reporter, Azam Ahmed, is doing some great on-the-ground work. Yesterday he visited people who are living in caves, as their homes have been destroyed. Today, he is talking to drug dealer Guy Phillippe. I wonder how he got such close access, such candid conversation. As I say, it is remarkable, not only in its access and color and respect for the subjects, but in its appearance in the New York Times. The Times, unfortunately, in its coverage of the Americas, tends to produce one-dimensional stories, mostly because the correspondents do not live in the community. But this Mr. Ahmed is doing some good work. Please check out the story from yesterday here.

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