First lady Michelle Obama visits quake-hit Haiti (Washington Post)
PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - Michelle Obama made an unannounced visit to earthquake-hit Haiti on Tuesday at the start of her first solo international trip as first lady.
Rural Haiti Struggles to Absorb Displaced (New York Times)
FOND-DES-BLANCS, Haiti — Before the earthquake that changed everything, Chlotilde Pelteau and her husband lived a supremely urban existence. A cosmetics vendor and a mechanic, they both enjoyed a steady clientele and a hectic daily routine, serenaded by the beeping cars and general hubbub of Port-au-Prince.
Now, as roosters crow and goats bleat, Ms. Pelteau, 29, toils by day on a craggy hillside in the isolated hamlet of Nan Roc (In the Rocks), which she had abandoned at 14 for a life of greater opportunity. At night, she, her husband and their two children sleep cheek-to-jowl with a dozen relatives in the small mud house where she grew up.
Immigration Offer Draws Few Haitians (New York Times)
Within days of the devastating earthquake in Haiti on Jan. 12, the United States government declared that Haitians living illegally in the United States were eligible for temporary protected status, a special immigration designation that temporarily allows them to work here legally.
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