Video: Haitian Americans Worry About Haiti's Election

Video stills: Josée Valcourt interviews Haitian Americans in New York about their hopes and fears for the Nov. 28 elections.

Posted:
 
martelly
Candidate Michel Martelly campaigns in Haiti. (Getty Images)

Ten months after the devastating earthquake that destroyed much of Haiti's infrastructure and killed 300,000 people, Haiti is still in the throes of recovery. More than a half million Haitians are living in tents, and a devastating cholera epidemic has taken 1,500 lives. Few Haitians believe the Nov. 28 elections will change much. Reporter Josée Valcourt interviewed several Haitian Americans in New York about their hopes and fears for the election and produced this sound track with still photos for The Root.

Comments
The Root encourages respectful debate and dialogue in our commenting community. To improve the commenting experience for all our readers we will be experimenting with some new formats over the next few weeks. During this transition period the comments section will be unavailable to users.

We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your continued support of The Root.

While we are experimenting, please feel free to leave feedback below about your past experiences commenting at The Root.
Must-See Family Attractions
July 29 2014 2:13 PM