Wednesday, February 3, 2010 – Globe and Mail
ANNA MEHLER PAPERNY
PORT-AU-PRINCE — It’s a strange sight on a traffic-choked downtown street across from a park that has become a crowded tent city: several dozen young men locked behind the wrought-iron bars of a rectangular, birdcage-like structure outside a police station.
The police say the men are looters, caught in the act. An officer gestures over his shoulder to rolls of fabric, building materials and dusty electronics.
A prison it’s not. But for now, and for no one knows how long, that’s where the alleged looters will stay.