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6208: Re: 6203: Haiti's Battles Idle an Army of Tourist Guides (fwd)
From: Lois E Wilcken <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I am in the middle of a personal tragedy, but I felt compelled to respond
to the Gonzalez article on tourism in Haiti. It is factually flawed.
After a brief upsurge during the Carter years, tourism took a
nosedive--because of the repression following Reagan's election, and
because of the association of Haitians with AIDS in the first years of
the epidemic. Gonzalez's mis- or disinformation contributes to the
amnesia that afflicts too many people about the Duvalier years.
Can we as a group compose a quick letter to the Times? I cannot do it
myself because of a death in the family yesterday, but I would certainly
want my name included among the signers.
La Troupe Makandal - New York City's #1 Haitian Roots Ensemble
621 Rutland Road, Brooklyn NY 11203
718-953-6638 / email@example.com