Repeating Islands


In “Will ‘Made In Haiti’ Factories Improve Life in Haiti?” Jason Beaubien explores the Caracol Industrial Park (located on the north coast halfway between Cap-Haitien and the border with the Dominican Republic) and its developments, three years after the devastating Port-au-Prince earthquake. He calls it one of the most tangible developments to come out of the billions of dollars in post-earthquake aid to Haiti. Here are excerpts with a link to the story below:

The sprawling 600-acre compound sits in what used to be small vegetable plots and scrubby pastures. It officially opened late last year, but much of the park is still under construction. Georges Sassine, the head the Haitian government agency that oversees industrial parks, says the goal is for Caracol to directly hire 60,000 people, spurring the growth of tens of thousands of other jobs outside the park. Sassine has been in Haiti’s garment manufacturing business for…

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