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#1464: poorest nation reply to Kathie (fwd)

From: ange perrault <ange.perrault@mail.tju.edu>
>And how might you reply to comments Aristide recently made in a CBC interview:
> ".........If on a global scale, 1.3 billion people live on less than a $1 per day, 
>and in the case of Haiti we're talking about the poorest nation in the hemisphere, 
>things are comparable to what is happening worldwide."
>So please, it's not just reporters who are guilty of using (and too often 
>overusing) "the poorest nation in the hemisphere" phrase. 
>Kathie Klarreich

Just because Aristide, x-president of Haiti, made the comment that makes it right:
Those were his words! if what is happening in Haiti is comparable to what is
happening the rest of the word, then Haiti cannot be the poorest nation.

What do I say:  then the x-president is wrong, and you should tell him that.

Ange R. Perrault, Ph.D.