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A tale of two earthquakes

By Ashley Smith
Socialist Worker

THE WORLD’S tectonic plates are always in motion, but in the past two months, they seem to have struck more dramatically than usual.

On January 12, a 7.0-magnitude earthquake devastated Haiti, killing as many as 300,000 people and leaving more than 1.5 million people homeless. Then, on February 27, another quake hit southwestern Chile, killing hundreds and leaving more than 2 million people homeless.

One Haitian family, the Desarmes, tragically endured both diasters.  Continue reading