BY Marleine Bastien, South Florida Times, September 26, 2008
Tande se Youn- We se de.
That’s Creole for the saying, “Hearing it is one thing, seeing it is another.’’
I arrived in Haiti last Friday with a big delegation of city officials, Miami City Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones, North Miami City Councilman Jacques Despinosse, state Rep. Yolly Roberson, community activists and city employees with a sense of purpose.
First step: Cite Soleil. Within a New York minute, we were surrounded by an army of men, children and women, including pregnant women.