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On 13th quake anniversary, Haitians also lament country’s ongoing decline



For more about the 2010 Haiti Earthquake, read The Haitian Times 10th year anniversary coverage and infographic showing the impact of the disaster in numbers.


PORT-AU-PRINCE — At 4:53 p.m., all radio stations went silent, observing a moment for those who perished 13 years ago when a 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti. 

Over in the National Palace, Haitian government officials laid a wreath to commemorate the 13th anniversary of the catastrophe that caused the death of more than 300,000 people.

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I am Juhakenson Blaise, a journalist based in the city of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. I cover the news that develops in this city and deals with other subjects related to the experience of Haitians for the Haitian Times newspaper. I am also a lover of poetry.

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