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Haitian Remittances Decreasing With Economic Struggle

THE HUFFINGTON POST, published 20 May, 2009

Gertha Brice shielded herself from the rain beneath a narrow awning in East Flatbush. Sunday services had just ended at Zelateurs Union Baptist Church and Brice, in a cheerful pink suit, chatted with fellow Haitian-American parishioners about the less cheerful economy. Next door, an empty Western Union money transfer office stood as a testament to their complaints that a bad economy in New York makes for a dire situation in Haiti.

“Now the money’s gone,” Brice said, prompting nods of agreement. “But of course,” she said, “we send home what we can.”

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