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This story takes place in the slums of Haiti In a hospital bed lays Djo beaten and hardly alive Djo is an innocent victim of a political firebombing The Macoutes or the bad guys pour gasoline in and on the camps of the followers of Aristide They rob and slaughter the members of the camps He is also a vital member of Father Jean Bertrand Aristides Father Aristide or as the local Haitians call him Titid sends Jeremie to Djo She has a tape recorder with her Jeremie is there to listen and to tape Djos story as from a little child to present date Djo tells her of how he was raised in Cit Soleil a very poor and large part of Port-au-Prince Djo lived in a one room house witch was a stall for a motor car or a garage He lives with his mother father two sisters and two brothers also his cousin Lally All of the children sleep in one bed together and the mother and father have a bed of their own His family is very poor just like the rest of the citizens of Port-au-Prince During the story Djo finds Aristide Aristide or as Djo calls him Titid is the first democratically elected president of Haiti He is a Salesian priest whose first and continuing ministry has been among the poor of Port-au-Prince Father Aristide wants Haiti to become better He wants people to live decent lives with food everyday and clean water to drink People like Djo and Jeremie are the one who try to overthrow military dictatorship in Haiti I think that Djo is a very determined man He was poor all of life and didnt just feel bad for himself He rised above it to actually do something about the terrible case of poverty in his country Djo almost gave his life to overthrow the militia government Everyone who heard his story because it
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