All I want is work, and Brazil, thank God, has jobs for us.Haitian-born Wesley Saint-Fleur • Discussing how, in the wake of 2010’s Haitian earthquake, he and his family moved to Brazil, a quickly-growing part of the world where he’s found it easy to get a job. Not everyone has been so lucky, however: Nearly 4,000 people have moved from Haiti to Brazil since the devastating earthquake in 2010, and many of them have found things just as bad in Brazil. While Brazil’s economic growth has slowed recently, unemployment is still extremely low and the biggest beneficiaries have been those working low-income jobs, where salaries have grown sevenfold in recent years. Even Americans are heading down there for jobs. source (via • follow)
whyarethegoodurlsalreadytaken answered: Do you think Baby Doc will regain any control or power in Haitian politics?
» We say: The chances are better than you would think, considering his reputation. This is because history has been kind to him, and some Haitians are willing to remember the good things about him even as the rest of the world looks in fear. He has influence, and influence is almost as important as power. He’s in the Bill Clinton stage of his career. And Haiti’s political structure is as weak and brittle as many of its buildings, as the recent election suggests. Keep your eye out. (And again, they could’ve avoided this if they let Wyclef run for president.)