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Protests, frustration at Haiti aid bottlenecks

You would think at a time like this, even the most corrupt person would allow aid to pass without delay to those who need it most in Haiti.  But, I guess even the most tragic of situations will be taken advantage of by somebody. 

One excerpt from the article describes how a local official demanded bribes in exchange for coupons for bags of donated food.  In addition to the history of colonialism, I think this story reflects one of the many contributions to the profound poverty in Haiti. small corrupt group takes advantage of their authority for their own benefit, all the while driving their country even further into the desperate poverty initially created by outside influences.