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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 12:04 PM
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Rawlings Sport moved its baseball industry from Haiti to Costa Rica
beginning in the 1980s. Costa Ricans would work for lower wages and didn't have the political instability.

http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/view/11870

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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 12:11 PM
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1. I realize that had some impact... but much greater were US
and World Bank trade policies that devastated their original sugar, cofee, and rice production... Haiti went from a self-sustaining economy to one that had clear-cut its trees and had to import, even rice.. Aruguably this was a much greater (and long-lived) impact than loss of baseball production.


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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 12:12 PM
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2. Sugar is a fascinating political football that has hurt Haiti and the Philippines,
among others.
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