HAITI – A 1929 VIDEO GLIMPSE OF A FORMER PARADISE (HIT YESTERDAY BY A DEVASTATING EARTHQUAKE) ABOARD A CRUISE BY THE MS KUNGSHOLM.
1929 CRUISE TO HAITI ABOARD THE MS KUNGSHOLM
This is a very interesting and detailed video of Haiti during a 1929 cruise – before dictatorships, exploitation, corruption and now a devastating tragic earthquake.
National Palace – Port au Prince – 1950s
National Palace – Port-au-Prince – Today – after a powerful earthquake struck Haiti’s capital yesterday with withering force, toppling everything from simple shacks to the ornate National Palace and the headquarters of UN peacekeepers. The dead and injured lay in the streets even as strong aftershocks rippled through the impoverished Caribbean country. Associated Press journalists based in Port-au-Prince said the damage from the quake – the most powerful to hit Haiti in more than 200 years – is staggering even in a country accustomed to tragedy and disaster.