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Haiti two years on

What has happened in Haiti since the departure of the massed ranks of the global media that reported on the earthquake? The tent cities are still in place and the people in them feel forgotten by the outside world. To mark the second anniversary of the devastating earthquake, we feature insights into life in Port-au-Prince now, including, in our print edition, a six-page graphic novella by Haitian artists.

January 2012, Issue 449

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Beyond relief, beyond belief
Haiti is not just recovering from the earthquake but from the political and economic interventions of recent decades, as Phillip Wearne explains.
Timeline: Haiti in history
Tents beyond tents
A cartoon introduction to life in the camps in and around Port-au-Prince, by Jean Pharès Jérôme and Chevelin Pierre.
Occupied again
The first independent country of the Americas – but Eduardo Galeano asks will Haiti ever be free?
Where did all the money go?
Nick Harvey assesses the work of the NGOs and UN agencies that have been trying to rebuild Haiti.
Child, soldier, civilian
Having handed in their weapons, former child soldiers in Colombia face a new battle – for acceptance into society. Seth Biderman reports.
Guns and bread
Michael Lewis explores what happens when private security companies muscle in to ‘deliver aid’.
Are Burma’s reforms for real?
As ANC turns 100, critics slam ‘neo-apartheid’
World Social Justice Day success stories
Bedouin face ‘cultural warfare’
More than 30,000 Bedouin, which the Israeli government call 'squatters', face eviction to make way for settlements, reports Libby Powell.
Malawi battles for press freedom
Why cross-border electrics are not such a bright idea
Is the European Union damaging to democratic rights?
Anti-poverty campaigner John Hilary and politics professor Carlos Closa go head-to-head - read their arguments and join the debate.
Best of 2011
Our pick of the year’s films, books and music.
Reviews
Films, books and music from around the world reviewed.
New year, new start
John Jordan and Isa Fremeaux up sticks and head for their utopia – even if it doesn’t yet exist.
Banks? No thanks!
Why people are flocking to credit unions.
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Letters
Tone it down, NI! Plus more on the Big Bad World controversy and praise for Daniel Ortega.
Country profile: Papua New Guinea
Facts, figures and ratings.
Letter from Cairo
The future is unknown, but we can learn on the job, says Maria Golia.
Mark Engler
Why are we so bad at celebrating our successes? It’s time to step back and commemorate a remarkable year.
Puzzle Page
Axe's classic crossword is joined by a wordsearch and ‘Sudokey’
Cartoon corner
Big Bad World, Only Planet plus guest cartoonist Mohammad Saba’aneh from Palestine.
Steve Parry
The nightmare on Downing Street – coming to a cinema near you.
And finally...
Successful actor and would-be human rights lawyer Juliet Stevenson on the disgrace of locking up children, and the importance of good story-telling.