PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — A Haitian official says the government has started moving families out of a stadium parking lot where they have lived since last year's earthquake.
Presidential adviser Pierre-Richard Duplan says the government is paying families $250 each to move from the National Stadium parking lot. The government wants the lot available for stadium events.
Some of the 30 families leaving Friday complained that an alternate site set up by the government isn't ready and they have nowhere to go. About 400 families have been living in the lot, and Duplan says it will take several days to move them.
Haiti's government is trying to clear several major camps across the devastated region. An estimated 634,000 people live in 1,000 settlement camps.
Mexican income fell 12% in global crisis
MEXICO CITY — Mexican researchers say the average income in Mexican homes fell just over 12 percent during the global economic crisis.
The National Institute of Statistics and Geography says average household quarterly income had risen before 2008, reaching 39,823 pesos, or about $3,400. But it then fell to 34,936 pesos by 2010.
The study says the richest 10 percent of Mexicans suffered the biggest drop in income, falling nearly 18 percent. It theorizes that could be because wealthy Mexicans had more investments in the U.S. housing market.
Poor Mexicans had a smaller drop — about 7.5 percent — but might have had more trouble compensating for their losses.
As of 2008, some 47 percent of Mexicans lived in poverty.