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GA Cabbie criticizes Haiti earthquake come-back

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  An Albany taxi driver whose family is still in Haiti today says conditions have not improved much in the year since the quake.

Pierre Baptiste talks with his family often. They moved out of Port-au-Prince after the quake. They say water conditions remain poor and there's a constant risk of Cholera. He didn't hear from his wife and son for days after the quake, but they're okay.

His sister was trapped in the rubble of a collapsed building and is now paralyzed. He hopes to visit her in February or March.

"She's paralyzed. She's laid down, if she's got to get up to go to the bathroom, someone has to pick her up take her to the bathroom and come back and lay down, she don't get up," said Pierre Baptiste.

He hopes to be able to get a wheelchair to take to his sister to make it easier for her to get around. Baptiste complains that the Haitian government is slow to get things done and is not doing enough to help in the recovery effort.

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