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Then the war came, and with it the destruction of my 'ivory tower.' My attention focused henceforth on the face of human suffering ... we are the 'enlighteners,' the stimulating force that opens the eyes of our fellow man.
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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The market of La Saline, a slum on the outskirts of the capital, 2000. Haiti has had a long and troubled history. Founded in the revolutionary optimism of the early 1800s, this Caribbean nation has suffered through a series of coups, countercoups, and brutal dictatorships for more than 200 years. It is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, without any substantial infrastructure and very little freedom of speech or press.
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