February 15, 2010 4:55 PM

Haiti quake fear: What if recovery looks like Managua's?

In 1972, a cataclysmic earthquake struck Managua, the capital of Nicaragua. The result, most Nicaraguans believe, wasn't limited to tumbled down buildings and 11,000 dead, but two civil wars, a Marxist dictatorship and political instability that continues to this day. Nicaragua squandered the world's generosity in an orgy of government corruption. Will Haiti be different?

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