[LMB] OT: Haiti, was Duolingo, was weird and wonderful human brain

Sylvia McIvers sylviamcivers at gmail.com
Thu Sep 9 02:56:07 BST 2021

On Tue, Sep 7, 2021 at 9:28 PM Katherine (Kathy) Collett <
kcollett at hamilton.edu> wrote:

> On Sep 7, 2021, at 8:28 PM, A. Marina Fournier via Lois-Bujold <
> lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk> wrote:
> >
> Thanks!  I expect the priest will in fact stay with his people in Haiti,
> and eventually, when (if?) things stabilize there, his wife and children
> will rejoin them — but it might be a few years.  Apparently there is a lot
> of kidnapping going on right now, mostly for money (
> https://www.forbes.com/sites/riskmap/2021/06/16/data-illustrates-magnitude-of-haitis-kidnap-for-ransom-crisis/?sh=166e71a57259),
> but the fact that the youngest child was born in the US (while her father
> was at seminary, I think?) and thus is a US citizen may be making her
> particularly a target.  She’s 6.

This makes me sick to my stomach.

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