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Hurricanes and Underdeveloped Countries

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Hurricanes and Underdeveloped Countries

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Hurricanes and Underdeveloped Countries

Hurricanes and Underdeveloped Countries

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The hurricane season has been remarkably active and destructive this year, but some places suffer much more than others — Haiti, for example, where the death toll continues to climb from floods and mudslides. We look into the interplay of development and disaster.

Guests:

Pierre Chauvet, co-founder of the Haitian Foundation for the Environment. Spokesman for the Federation of Friends of Nature.

Salvano Briceno, heads the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction program

Dan Erikson, director of Caribbean programs for the Inter-American Dialogue

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