Good luck with that one, Nancy Pelosi.
We could have the makings of another “Nightline” style late night news program. Instead of chronicling the fate of the US Embassy hostages in Iran, we’ll be able to have a nightly rehash of what “Shithole” country Trump has offended today. Perhaps the name could be “Nightsquats” or “Nightsoil”? Just wondering….
Or if you prefer, “Countries Yet to Get Their Poop In A Pile”. Or even “Countries That Are Excrementally Challenged”.
The definitive UN Shit Hole Report
We learn this from NPR, “Port-Au-Prince: A City Of Millions, With No Sewer System“. The grisly facts do seem to substantiate the claim that Haiti could possibly be a “Shit-Hole”. The people, though, not so much.
Port-au-Prince is about the size of Chicago. But it doesn’t have a sewer system. It’s one of the largest cities in the world without one.
Since cholera was introduced into Haiti 18 months ago — most likely by United Nations peacekeeping troops from Nepal, where the disease is endemic — more than a half-million people have gotten sick and at least 7,050 have died.
Public health authorities say cholera will stay in the environment for a long time, because Haiti has the worst sanitation in this hemisphere.
It’s hard for Americans to imagine what this means.
The cumulative sewage of 3 million people flows through open ditches. It mixes with ubiquitous piles of garbage. Each night, an all-but-invisible army of workers called bayakou descend into man-sized holes with buckets to remove human waste from septic pits and latrines, then dump it into the canals that cut through the city.