"I can't survive like this."
- MARIE BOLIVAR60, resident of Port-au-Prince, Haiti; more than half of Haiti's 10 million people get by on less than $2 a day and rapidly rising food prices mean they're paying more for basic staples than much of Latin America and the Caribbean
"For the first time in a decade, there are economies in Latin America that are doing better than in rich countries."
- AUGUSTO DE LA TORRE,a chief economist at the World Bank, on why fewer Latin Americans are immigrating to the United States
"In Latin America, you start by passing a law, and then the discussion begins."
- JULIO CARRION,a political scientist at the University of Delaware, after 50 police and Amazonian Indians were killed in Peru during a protest over land-use legislation
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