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January 26, 2010

PRICES IN HAITI ON THE RISE WHILE POPULATION STARVES

Haitian Times - Last week, the price of a small can of rice cost US$2. Tuesday, it costs Haitian US$3.50. A gallon of cooking oil that cost $10 only days ago now fetches US$20.

What will they cost tomorrow? No one knows.

The price of food staples such as beans, flour, and pasta have skyrocketed since the 7.0 magnitude earthquake devastated Haiti, leaving millions homeless and hungry. . .


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