Port-Au-Prince: A City of Millions Without a Sewer System

Port-Au-Prince: A City of Millions Without a Sewer System

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Port-Au-Prince: A City of Millions Without a Sewer System
National Public Radio ^ | April 13, 2012 | Richard Knox

Posted on 01/13/2018 9:20:53 AM PST by PBRCat

Port-au-Prince is about the size of Chicago. But it doesn’t have a sewer system. It’s one of the largest cities in the world without one.

That’s a big problem, but never more so than during a time of cholera… the disease is endemic — more than a half-million people have gotten sick and at least 7,050 have died.

The cumulative sewage of 3 million people flows through open ditches. It mixes with ubiquitous piles of garbage. Each night, an all-but-invisible army of workers called bayakou descend into man-sized holes with buckets to remove human waste from septic pits and latrines, then dump it into the canals that cut through the city.

(Excerpt) Read more at npr.org

TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: disease; haiti; sanitation; sewage

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A flashback news report from a liberal source. Taken in context, whatever Trump may have said was correct as applied to Haiti.

1 posted on 01/13/2018 9:20:53 AM PST by PBRCat

To: PBRCat

You mean, the Clinton Foundation hasn’t built them one??

2 posted on 01/13/2018 9:23:24 AM PST by jch10 (Media: prostitutes for the Democrat Party.)

To: PBRCat

I can remember the sewage in the open ditches in Mexico.

To: PBRCat

IE: Shi+hole!

4 posted on 01/13/2018 9:24:02 AM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)

To: PBRCat

Just how much money does the world give the Haitians? Assuming it is a solid amount, what or who is preventing them from building a sewer system?

5 posted on 01/13/2018 9:24:12 AM PST by Toespi

To: PBRCat


6 posted on 01/13/2018 9:24:21 AM PST by Leep (The dims better watch it..Trump is CRAZY!!)

To: PBRCat

No sewer system, not even a sh!thole?


7 posted on 01/13/2018 9:24:32 AM PST by null and void ( The Martians fought global warming, all the plants died and the surface water froze solid….)

To: PBRCat

Maybe they should get off the lazy asses and fit something … there is no excuse for all this infrastructure to still be down, Dem efficiency as usual

8 posted on 01/13/2018 9:24:37 AM PST by Robe (A nation can survive its fools and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.)

To: PBRCat

A literal shithole. Imagine that.

Millions of Clinton Foundation dollars later, Haiti remains a shithole. Imagine that.

If Trump is going to be held accountable for his words, I’d like to know when the Clintons will be held accountable for their actions??

9 posted on 01/13/2018 9:26:17 AM PST by surroundedbyblue (Proud to be an Infidel & a deplorable.)

To: PBRCat

And here I thought the Clinton Foundation had fixed Haiti.

To: PBRCat

Yup- it’s a shithole.

11 posted on 01/13/2018 9:26:34 AM PST by Victor (If an expert says it can’t be done, get another expert.” -David Ben-Gurion, the first Prime Minister)

To: jch10

No, but they know a little about chit..cause they are definitely full of it.

12 posted on 01/13/2018 9:26:35 AM PST by Leep (The dims better watch it..Trump is CRAZY!!)

To: PBRCat

Port au prince. = $h!thole.

13 posted on 01/13/2018 9:26:45 AM PST by Vaquero (Don’t pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he’ll just kill you.)

To: null and void

Yep, can’t even afford a hole.

14 posted on 01/13/2018 9:27:46 AM PST by Leep (The dims better watch it..Trump is CRAZY!!)

To: Toespi

“what or who is preventing them from building a sewer system?”

Haitians mostly.


15 posted on 01/13/2018 9:28:31 AM PST by Lurker (President Trump isn’t our last chance. President Trump is THEIR last chance.)

To: jch10

16 posted on 01/13/2018 9:28:32 AM PST by dfwgator

To: PBRCat

If the shit fits.

17 posted on 01/13/2018 9:28:58 AM PST by dfwgator

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