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Aug 18, 2021
A Devastating Earthquake in Haiti
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This weekend, a major earthquake hit Haiti. It is the second crisis to befall the Caribbean nation is just over a month — its president was assassinated in July.

The earthquake’s aftermath has been dire, with little help getting through to those most affected. 

We hear what life has been like for Haitians reeling from the destruction. 

Guest: Maria Abi-Habib, the bureau chief for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean for The New York Times. 

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Background reading: 

  • The earthquake that struck Haiti on Saturday morning was stronger than the one that devastated the country in 2010. Here’s what to know about the quake.
  • For many Haitians, their only source of aid throughout their lives has been the church. After the earthquake, many of those churches are in ruins.  

For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Transcripts of each episode will be made available by the next workday. 

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