Haiti Charcoal’s Bright Side

In this Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017 photo, piles of freshly-made charcoal sit in a parcel intercropped with banana trees and other plants, in the mountains above of Les Cayes, Haiti. For decades, authorities and development workers have denounced rural charcoal makers of stripping the nation’s forests, sending topsoil to sea and helping make Haiti the poorest country in the Americas. The stigma is so great that few openly admit their involvement. (AP Photo/David McFadden)