Inside Port-Au-Prince

Better Homes and Gardens -- Haitian Style

While the people of Haiti suffer under economic sanctions, the nation's rulers are not only settling in for the long haul, they're making pricey home improvements. LIEUT. GENERAL RAOUL CEDRAS installed solar panels in his home in the hills above Port-au-Prince, an addition that will make his life more comfortable during frequent blackouts. Michel Francois, head of the Port-au- Prince police, ordered luxury furniture for his mansion -- but alas, the vessel carrying his shipment was turned back by the U.S. blockade.

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