People aren't really aware of what's happening in other places.
I think daily that the country's future is being thrown to the wind.
People who want alternative information have to try so hard to find it.
To start with, for example this year, 2004, is the bicentennial of Haitian independence.
And the fact that Haiti was occupied for 19 years by the United States, from 1915 to 1934.
In Haiti you had the Duvaliers for 29 years and they were very well supported by the United States.
Someone has said that nations have interests, they don't have friends, and you see that over and over in U.S. policy.
People think that there is a country there that these people are only around when they are on CNN. I don't think that's limited to Haiti.
Or even the state of Florida, where they are prepared to execute children. Umm, well, you hope that at least that there is something there to be claimed.
There is a frustration too, that at moments when there's not a coup, when there are not people in the streets, that the country disappears from people's consciousness.