I am curious why your team is not loading up and heading to Chile to report the devastation and loss of human life just as you did for Haiti. The Chilean people work hard, the government less corrupt than Haiti, and after the world pours hundreds of millions of dollars into Chile the Chileans will put money into the world economy unlike Haiti.
I can not help to feel it is the color of the skin of the people rather than the story. With the election of our first mulatto president who refuses to acknowledge his white ancestry, the black culture/African culture has risen to its highest level. When a disaster occurred in an African nation the Americans ran to their aid with money we do not have, without goals, a timeline or budget. Are we planning on cleaning up their tumbled buildings, caring for their malnourished people, and rebuilding all the while their corrupt government sits back watching and expecting this entitlement? American have a history of running to the rescue; spending money with no expectation of getting repaid. But now we live in a different world, a different economy and need to make tough decision. We have to acknowledge then separate the successful countries from the leaches.
Americans have a new devastated country we can run to and save. America needs to weigh the pros and cons of helping other countries. We need media coverage in Chile telling the story. We want to see the orphaned children, hear the people tell their stories, watch as people are pulled from the wreckage, view the devastation caused by the earthquake and tsunami, and learn the science behind this earthquake and changes the earth may experience. We need the stories. Robin, you are a great journalist. Please give us the facts.