Phantom Limbs

“PORT-AU-PRINCE — On the western outskirts of the Haitian capital, a large white house shows signs of coming back to life. Groundskeepers have torn down the campaign posters that a presidential candidate had papered all over the forest-green front gate, trimmed the long lawn, swept the winding, fir tree-lined driveway, and even planted flowers. A

Island in the Net

According to both the World Bank and the UN’s International Telecommunications Union one million Haitian residents had internet access before the 2010 Port-au-Prince earthquake. That’s a startling statistic for the country commonly shorthanded as “The Poorest Nation in the Western Hemisphere,” but it’s also the kind of nice, rounded figure that suggests complicated, back-of-the-envelope maths