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Earthquake 'will set things back'

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How can a country as poor as Haiti survive an earthquake disaster? The Haitian President Rene Preval has said thousands of people are feared dead, including the UN mission chief. The 7.0-magnitude quake is the worst the country has seen in two centuries.

Stephen Keppel, an expert on Haiti at the Economist Intelligence Unit, and Ian Thomson, author of A journey through Haiti, discussed Haiti's turbulent past.

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