Democracy Now!: Haiti Devastated by Largest Earthquake in 200 Years, 1000’s Feared Dead

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Democracy Now!
Jan. 13, 2010

Haiti Devastated by Largest Earthquake in 200 Years, Thousands Feared Dead

Haiti has been devastated by a massive 7.0-magnitude earthquake, the largest to strike the Caribbean nation in more than two centuries. Buildings have collapsed. Fires rage in the streets. The extent of the disaster is still unknown, but there are fears thousands of people may have died and tens of thousands homeless. We get the latest on Haiti, a country rocked by natural as well as political crises. We speak with journalist Kim Ives of Haiti Liberté and Haitian American novelist Edwidge Danticat, her family at the epicenter of the quake.

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