Monday, April 12, 2010

"Displaced Fear Expulsion from Makeshift Camps"

"Displaced Fear Expulsion from Makeshift Camps"
By Ansel Herz
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Apr 8, 2010 (IPS) - For decades, the Saint Louis de Gonzague school has groomed some of Haiti's most elite political players. Francois Duvalier, the iron-fisted dictator who ruled Haiti for 14 years, sent his son to the school. About 1,500 children of Haiti's wealthiest class attend each year.

Within days of the January earthquake, the sparse concrete grounds of the Gonazague secondary school became home to nearly 11,000 Haitian families, driven out of destroyed neighbourhoods in central Port-Au-Prince.

Now the school's director wants to reopen the school. The government encouraged schools to resume classes on Monday, calling it another small step towards normalcy...

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