Reliving the shock

"I didn't have time to cry," Haitian Chargé d'Affaires Nathalie Gissel-Ménos recalls.

Anca Gurzu
Published: Wednesday, 01/12/2011 12:00 am EST

On Jan. 12, 2010, 50 minutes before a devastating earthquake shook the small Caribbean nation of Haiti, Nathalie Gissel-Ménos boarded the last Air Canada flight leaving Port-au-Prince that day. After having spent her vacation with family and friends, the Haitian chargé d'affaires was bound back for Ottawa.

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