Haitian Government Strives to Regain Footing After Quake

BY Larisa Epatko  February 3, 2010 at 5:21 PM EDT

As part of the NewsHour’s recent reporting trip to Haiti, the country’s Minister of Tourism Patrick Delatour, who also heads the reconstruction commission, spoke with Ray Suarez about the government’s reaction to the quake and the outpouring of international aid:

In part 2 of the interview, Delatour describes the history of the public’s distrust of the government and what officials are doing in the current disaster to try to win that trust back.

The government is striving to be “totally wide open, having the international and national press and the Haitian people coming in and see how it is functioning and so that they can see and the Haitians recognize that the president is in the same situation as they are,” Delatour says: