Haiti's accursed descent

  • Petit-Goave -- Clermont Beaubrun, who said he is 60, just salvaged the last bunch of bananas from his destroyed banana farm. PATRICK FARRELL / MIAMI HERALD

  • Petit-Goave -- Jean Rene St. Fleu, 22, and young neighbor Black Alex Eliassaint pose for a portrait. St. Fleu helps out on a small farm belonging to his brother-in-law Jean Mario, not pictured. PATRICK FARRELL / MIAMI HERALD

  • Petit-Goave -- Jean Rene St. Fleur, 22, helps repair the roof of his brother-in-law Jean Mario's home after Tropical Storm Hanna. The family was urgently trying to patch the home before the arrival of more forecast storms. PATRICK FARRELL / MIAMI HERALD