New YORK TIMES ,tout MOUN di yap chache GUY PHILIPPE ;DEA ,LETA AYISYEN ki di ke MISYE atake KOMISARYA elt.
An pasan ,an KOLONBI ak DETANT ki genyen ,yo mete LAPAT sou anpil NEG ki gen GWOUP PARAMILITE yo ,yo pimpe yo voye OZETAZINI paske yo di ke yo te lan TRAFIK DWOG .
NYT di ke GUY PHILIPPE ap rale 500 dola lan POCH li pou bay MOUN yo pou yo ACHTE DIRI.Kote LAJAN sa a SOTI?
I hire the tough guys in the community to do this,” said Mr. Philippe, watching from the crowd. “They do a good job, and no one messes with them.”
And how does he manage to make the toughest youngsters in the city volunteer for him? Mr. Philippe smiled and brought a fist down on his hand with a smack.
“They know,” he laughed.
Still, it was not long before the crowd grew unruly, their hunger gnawing at even the most established order. People began to approach Mr. Philippe, begging for help.
Back at his hotel, a line of seven bedraggled villagers turned up seeking food. They had left by sailboat at midnight, paddling for 10 hours on a windless sea, from the village of Corail.
Mr. Philippe asked them how much bags of rice cost, then fished 500 Haitian dollars from his pocket — enough for three large bags.
“Tell the people I am doing my best to help,” he told them.
Correction: October 19, 2016
An earlier version of this article misstated where the town of Pestel is in Haiti; it is in the southwest, not the southeast. The mistake also occurred in a caption.
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