Haiti: Business Wins, Haiti Loses

Haiti Grassroots Watch has been looking at the issues surrounding the inauguration of an industrial zone in the north of the island, and finds that “once again, Haiti’s government and her private sector – and their international supervisors – are pitching sweatshop level salaries as a key ‘comparative advantage.'”

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  • Doug cardinale

    I would like to believe that Haiti would not repeat the mistake of sweat shop wages. remember the Hanes Co. ? Workers were earning 27 cents per hour. This is slavery but then again it is acceptable busiiness practice by American Companies Just look at the turmoil today in America Who is winning in America ? The government is 16 Trillion in the red ! The people are struggling, thousands of American families live in the cars ! It’s a fraction of one percent of the population that’s winning . Haiti should not follow American policy in it’s own country. Haiti should run the manufacturing businesses itself and spread the wealth to the Haitian people not send the profits abroad. Haiti can’t control it’s destiny without controling it’s business.

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