Actor Sean Penn compares Port-au-Prince, Haiti, to Detroit in interview with Esquire magazine
Penn says area ravaged by earthquake is 'not more,' 'not less' dangerous than Motor City
As the three-year mark approaches of the devastating earthquake in Haiti that killed, injured and displaced hundreds of thousands of people, actor- activist Sean Penn describes life in the country's capital city.
In the January issue of Esquire magazine, Penn compares Port-au-Prince to Detroit, saying, "It's not more dangerous, it's not less dangerous."
Penn founded a relief organization in response to the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. He still spends about half his time there.
The two-time Oscar winner says a child with a fever in the U.S. gets medicine, a cold bath, or a trip to the emergency room. In Haiti, he says, parents wait "to see if he's going to die or not."
The January issue of Esquire goes on sale Jan. 18.
Local 4 in Haiti
--Local 4's Dr. Frank McGeorge
Local 4's Dr. Frank McGeorge and Carmen Harlan spent time in Haiti when the earthquake struck.
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