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Haiti: Death by “Clairin”

“In early 2011, a dozen people died after drinking ‘clairin’ – a traditional Haitian alcohol drink – made with methanol in the Fond Baptiste region, north of the capital. Another 20 or so were blinded or paralyzed”: Haiti Grassroots Watch learns that “judicial, health and commerce authorities have not investigated who was responsible for the tragedy” and that “the production and sale of clairin – and ‘fake clairin’ – continues with no regulation”, saying: “The tragedy could occur again at any moment, on an even larger scale.”

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