An 8.8 earthquake struck Chile. The country has not been destroyed. There has been damage and loss of life. Chile has not called for outside help. As of now, 147 people have been declared dead.
When you compare the difference in devastation between Chile and Haiti you realize how foolish it is that Haiti was devastated.
Chile will rebuild. And if all goes well they will manage the next natural disaster with the same abilities and foresight.
Haiti will rebuild. And if everything remains as it was, they too will manage the next natural disaster with the same abilities and foresight as their last.
UPDATE: 3-1-2010: The death toll in Chile is now above 700. While tragic for each person affected, still less than 1% of the Haitian death toll.