Haitian Patrick Brun, owner of a company that distributes construction supplies, poses for a photo at a house damaged by the Jan. 12 earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010. Out ... more 
Haitian Patrick Brun, owner of a company that distributes construction supplies, poses for a photo at a house damaged by the Jan. 12 earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010. Out of every $100 of U.S. contracts now paid out to rebuild Haiti, Haitian firms have successfully won $1.60, The Associated Press has found in a review of contracts since the earthquake on Jan. 12. And the largest initial U.S. contractors hired fewer Haitians than planned. There are many reasons for the disparity. Among them, US AID is more familiar with some U.S. contractors and gave out some no-bid contracts out of urgency, and fears the corruption that is rife in Haiti. On the Haitian side, there is a limited understanding of U.S. government practices. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Dieu Nalio Chery
Sun, Dec 12, 2010 11:46 AM EST