Beiga, a Foreign Legion soldier sits in a room at the Port Au Prince's airport 05 March 2004. French, US, Canadian and Chilean troops have arrived in Haiti to help stabilize the country after former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Arisitide fled the country under pressure from an armed rebel revolt and the International Community.
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Haiti: There are many good things about traveling to Haiti: it’s close, they accept the U.S. dollar, and many locals speak English. But also be prepared for a more simplistic sanitation system and less of an emergency response infrastructure. Upon arrival, have the tour company meet you inside the Port-au-Prince airport since the surrounding areas have a history of crime targeting tourists.
January 26th, 2010: A child from the tent cit watches as Idner Lund builds a house from scraps of wood and metals he found in the destroyed neighborhoods surrounding the tent city called, Mais Gate near Port-au-Prince airport.
Armed supporters of Haitian President Jean Bertarnd Aristide, known as 'Choime', run close to a police station in Bon Repos, 30 kms north of Port-Au-Prince, 22 February 2004, that was attacked by susspected rebels the previous night. The crisis in Haiti exploded 22 February 2004 as armed rebels took control of the country's second largest city after seizing the airport there, complicating frantic international efforts to end a political deadlock in the capital.
Lucienne Bounba stands outside her tent in a camp across the airport in Port-au-Prince January 10, 2012. Sixty-year-old Bounba moved into her own apartment recently after having lived at the camp following the January 2010 earthquake which destroyed her home in Carrefour. Haiti