President Obama promised the people of Haiti that "you will not be forsaken; you will not be forgotten." That appears to have been another lie. It's four years later and Haiti is still in ruins. Most of their rebuilding help has come from Venezuela. I guess Obama was too busy ramming Obamacare down our throats and having the NSA spy on our phones and email to follow up on his promise.
Via Yahoo News:
"We are going to press on the accelerator to advance the main projects, and Haitians will be proud of reconstruction," Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe told the press Friday, presenting models of several public buildings that are under construction.Faced with criticism over the slow rebuilding of administrative buildings, including the legislative palace, Lamothe called on Haitians to unite together."Reconstruction is a shared concern, not just for President Michel Martelly and the government," Lamothe said.Dieudonne Saincy, spokesman for an opposition party, however, accused the current government of "completely passing over the plan for rebuilding the country, which was negotiated with international donors."He also acknowledged, however, that part of the problem was that some of the promised international aid was never disbursed.He and Lamothe also both agreed that a large portion of the money -- some 42 percent -- had been spent on the post-earthquake emergency and not for reconstruction."We were lucky to have help from Venezuela. Most of our projects were accomplished with Venezuelan money.