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In this photo taken on Jan. 17, Soraya, 5, right, and her sister Leila Laurentus, 6, center, play with a friend in Calebasse, on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The sisters were among 33 children who U.S. missionaries tried to take out of Haiti after the Jan. 12, 2010 earthquake and were reunited with their parents in March 2010. (AP)
In this photo taken on Jan. 17, Soraya, 5, right, and her sister Leila Laurentus, 6, center, play with a friend in Calebasse, on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The sisters were among 33 children who U.S. missionaries tried to take out of Haiti after the Jan. 12, 2010 earthquake and were reunited with their parents in March 2010. (AP)

One day after Gov. Deval Patrick declared Jan. 12-Feb. 12 Haiti Earthquake Remembrance Month, we talk with the author of "Haiti: The Aftershocks of History," a new book about the history of Haiti, and about the sometimes negative effects of U.S. intervention there.

Guests:

  • Laurent Dubois, author of "Haiti: The Aftershocks of History"

This program aired on January 31, 2012.

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