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Wed Mar 2, 2016, 06:11 PM

Clinton Foundation in Haiti - maybe this needs more exposure to see if it can be sterilized?


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Reply Clinton Foundation in Haiti - maybe this needs more exposure to see if it can be sterilized? (Original post)
floppyboo Mar 2016 OP
Divernan Mar 2016 #1
Divernan Mar 2016 #4
msongs Mar 2016 #2
floppyboo Mar 2016 #3
Divernan Mar 2016 #5
floppyboo Mar 2016 #6
floppyboo Mar 2016 #7

Response to floppyboo (Original post)

Wed Mar 2, 2016, 06:25 PM

1. Thank god Clinton Foundation "facilitated" a $45 million luxury hotel in Haiti

so potential corporate investors cough/boodsuckers looking to take advantage of cheap labor/cough could visit in comfort. Those damned ungrateful, greedy Haitians (do I need a sarcasm emoticon?) expected the Clinton Foundation to direct the "donations" cough/bribes/cough to replace housing destroyed by the earthquake. But that $45 million was used to build a 173 room hotel. That works out to $260,000 per room. Way to go, Clinton Foundation! ! ! Five star all the way for corporate investors & your next glittery gathering in Haiti for photo ops.

Once all of the carnage was assessed, more than 100,000 buildings were damaged or destroyed, hundreds of thousands of people were left without homes and Haiti's government put the death toll at 316,000, according to ABC News.

Five years later, after billions of dollars of aid and donations, many are still living in abject poverty created by the earthquake. NBC News notes that while some $13 billion went to the country, more than "85,000 people still live in crude displacement camps and many more in deplorable conditions."

NBC News does note that while many of the roads destroyed by the earthquake have been repaired and some businesses have been rebuilt, very few people displaced by the massive quake have acquired permanent housing.

http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2015/01/_5_years_after_massive_earthquake_where_is_haiti_now.html

Two years after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake leveled Haiti's capital, a deal brokered by former President Bill Clinton's charitable foundation will add new lodging for aid workers and other travelers to Port-au-Prince -- in the form of a $45 million hotel.

With only about 500 operable hotel rooms, the city has limited space to house aid workers, potential investors and other visitors, according to a news release Monday by the future hotel's owner and its operator.

Caribbean cell phone provider Digicel will own the hotel, which will have 173 new rooms and create 175 new jobs. Marriott Hotels and Resorts will operate the hotel upon completion in 2014. Construction is set to begin in 2012.

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Response to Divernan (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 2, 2016, 06:34 PM

4. SOS HRC presided over the $300 million failed park's opening in 2012

Disaster capitalism has proven a veritable gold mine for the Clintons in many respects! As documented below, Hillary's State Department promised "more than 65,000 jobs". The harsh reality? No more than 1500 jobs, paying $3.40 a day, with no benefits. Thanks, Hillary!

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2013/9/10/a-glittering-industrialparkfallsshortinhaiti.htm

A glittering industrial park in Haiti falls short (headline)

A cornerstone of post-earthquake 'reconstruction', the Caracol park is not living up to its backers' lofty promises (subheadline).

CARACOL, Haiti — The young men playing dominoes in this tin-roofed fishing village used to have high hopes for the industrial park being built up the road. They had heard of the U.S. government's plans to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in a part of Haiti where most people are barely scraping by, and promises from a South Korean garment manufacturer to create tens of thousands of jobs.

But less than a year after Caracol Industrial Park's gala opening — with Bill and Hillary Clinton, Sean Penn, designer Donna Karan and Haiti's current and former presidents among the guests — the feeling these days is disappointment. Hundreds of smallholder farmers were coaxed into giving up more than 600 acres of land for the complex, yet nearly 95 percent of that land remains unused. A much-needed power plant was completed on the site, supplying the town with more electricity than ever, but locals say surges of wastewater have caused floods and spoiled crops.

Most critically, fewer than 1,500 jobs have been created — paying too little, the locals say, and offering no job security. "We thought there was going to be some benefit for us," says Ludwidge Fountain, 34, laying his domino with a satisfying smack. He worked for two months at the park as a guard, taking home about $3.40 a day, until his contract ran out. "Maybe it’s good for some of the people inside the park. Everyone else got nothing."

The industrial park near Caracol is the centerpiece of U.S.-led reconstruction of Haiti after its January 2010 earthquake — even though the northern village was undamaged, sitting more than 100 miles northeast of the epicenter. (AND HERE'S THE STATE DEPARTMENT'S BIG, BIG LIE ) The State Department has promised the park will create 65,000 jobs, powering an economic revitalization of northern Haiti while reducing overcrowding in the quake-stricken capital (though northern Haiti is at least as seismically active as the south). At the opening, then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton called it "a new day for Haiti and a new model for how the international community practices development."

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Response to floppyboo (Original post)

Wed Mar 2, 2016, 06:29 PM

2. fortunately all the critics in the US are going to Haiti to make a difference nt

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Response to floppyboo (Original post)

Wed Mar 2, 2016, 06:32 PM

3. This is probably old news to most

but it bears repeating. Stumbled on it while looking into Hillary's role as SOS in tampering with Hatian elections in 2012 and again in 2015. Next up: Guatemala.
I don't have cable tv, and while looking up some youtube vids on this stuff I was overwhelmed at the 'right-wing' coverage of scandals. Guess they've had their feast, and dessert is looking like a non-stop buffet.
I'm glad I don't have cable!!! I'd be so fat!

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Response to floppyboo (Original post)

Wed Mar 2, 2016, 06:38 PM

5. Heckuva job, Hillary! You provided slave labor for Walmart!



Bad enough, her goal was to exploit a natural disaster to provide cheap labor for her corporate buddies; but she couldn't even do that right.

Yet in a larger sense, the project is the result of an economic philosophy promoted by Washington for poor and ravaged countries around the world: that setting up a low-paying textile sector to cheaply stock U.S. stores and closets is a first step on the path out of poverty. In fact, it has been the core U.S. economic plan for Haiti since the late 1970s and early 1980s, when the country's economy was under the control of the dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier. And still today, it's a plan that — unlike other forms of development aid — the U.S. is generally eager to finance: More than $270 million has been set aside for Caracol by the U.S. Agency for International Development and Inter-American Development Bank.

But despite those high expectations — or maybe because of them — some officials in Washington are as frustrated as the factory's neighbors. Nearly three years after the project was announced, the park still has just one major tenant: Sae-A Trading Co. Ltd., a Seoul-based textile giant that supplies Wal-mart, Gap, Target and others. (The sole other occupant, a Haitian franchisee of Sherwin-Williams Paints, has only a few dozen employees.) Even with another apparel maker expected in the park soon and Sae-A planning to create another 1,400 jobs by year's end, the park is nowhere close to producing the 20,000 jobs its backers have promised over the next few years, much less the 65,000 predicted by
the State Department.


http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2013/9/10/a-glittering-industrialparkfallsshortinhaiti.html

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Response to floppyboo (Original post)

Wed Mar 2, 2016, 06:43 PM

6. This is also must read/watch stuff.

Includes links to RealNews story - scroll down a bit
https://ezilidantodotcom.wordpress.com/2015/10/25/us-election-scams-in-haiti/

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Response to floppyboo (Original post)

Wed Mar 2, 2016, 06:51 PM

7. RealNews easy link. Get your kleenex out.

RealNews has extensively covered Haiti and the Clintons. Have at it.
http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=15670

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