Does Haiti Need Tourism? Or Does It Need Justice?

The quest to "save Haiti" seems to be leading the into opposite directions... Human rights attorney Mario Joseph and Tourism Minister Stephanie Villedrouin are both trying to improve Haiti, but are following radically different paths to doing so... One of them wants justice, the other wants tourism.

Haiti - Jalousie Slum In Living Color
Haiti - Jalousie Slum In Living Color

Read this article A Damned Paradise: Does Haiti Need Tourism? Or Does It Need Justice? an interesting article by Samiha Shafy published on Speigel International web site...

Attorney Mario Joseph wants to sue the UN on behalf of the cholera victims while Stéphanie Villedrouin if focusing on changing the image that Haiti is a devastated country and fix it up so tourism can flourish, something she believes can actually create jobs and opportunities...

What do you think about this contrast?

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Azer says...

We do need a good system justice in the country, at the same times we do need tourist, because we us to have, so if today we have a gorvement ou plan to bring tourism back in haiti, thats

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Azer says...

I think they should give the goverment a chance to improve

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Franck says...

Please note that my previous post did not have anything to do with Mario Joseph and Stephanie Villedrouin.

Their names just happenend to be in this specific

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Franck says...

Mario Joseph and Stephanie Villedrouin shall not just contemplate holding these honorable titles and releasing speeches with no delivery.

They shall carry out the duties of these jobs as required.

Root cause analyses must be conducted to determine why tourism works at the neighbor next door and not in our own yard. What tools do we have in place to counter whatever is going on wrong in Haiti?

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Franck says...

I think that the question is that: Does Haiti need tourism or security?

Without security or justice, tourism will remain a dream and never a reality.

Countries with tourism as their industry such as our neighbor have TRUE LEADERS that deeply and unselfishly look into the long term benefits of investing on the foundation of protecting lives of the local folks to attract visitors.

Where do we

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Josy says...

Haiti needs both, and they are not related at

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Bonito says...

While I don't suppose this question of wether Haiti needs tourism or does it need justice implies in any way or by any fragment of any one's imagination that there exists a choice to be made here, Haitians, though predominantly poor, are still a people, and their demand for economic patriotism like other people of the world including americans is not a sin because of the nature of their developing status.

There has to be some level of respect for those we may like or dislike as we mustn't make it a practice to deny a people their dignity in exchange for

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Reginald Solon says...

I don't see why they should collide.

They each can do their job respectively and if they both can deliver more power to beautiful

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Gmoney says...

both we need tourism employments and the corruptions will go

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