Clipped From The Baytown Sun
U.S. food shipments were winding up on the black market, with little attempt even to hide the corruption. At the downtown market in Port-au-Prince, Hatfield found stalls piled with bulgur wheat, dry milk and soybean oil from the United States. The wheat had been repackaged into plastic bags, but the oil and dry milk were being sold in their original containers bearing the warning in French and English: "Furnished by the people of the U.S.A. Not to be sold or exchanged." A few miles from this thriving black market, children were dying of malnutrition in unspeakable slums. If Haiti is to pull itself out of the chasm of the Duvalier years, foreign aid and investment are needed. And this will require guarantees that future millions will not be siphoned off by corrupt officials in the Duvalier style.