Caracol Industrial Complex

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Caracol Industrial Complex
Caracol Industrial Complex

Generally Accepted Facts

From the Clinton Foundation

In collaboration with the Government of Haiti, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the U.S. State Department, the Clinton Foundation assisted with the development of the Caracol Industrial Park, which could ultimately create up 60,000 jobs and help to decentralize the Haitian economy. In October 2012, President Bill Clinton joined Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, President Martelly, Prime Minister Lamothe, and President Moreno of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) for the opening of Caracol Northern Industrial Park. Today, the Korean apparel manufacturer SAE-A is the anchor tenant and will create 20,000 jobs alone.

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From Caracol Industrial Complex section of Wikipedia article on Caracol, Haiti

In 2012 the Caracol Industrial Park was built on a square mile, 600 acre, 252 hectare site near Caracol. The $300 million project, which was to include a 10-megawatt power plant, road, a water-treatment plant, worker housing in neighboring communities, and development of a port in nearby Fort-Liberté, was built with hurricane relief funds, a loan from the Inter-American Development Bank, contributions by the United States government, and the Clinton Foundation. As of 2013, only a 1.7-megawatt plant had been built.

Prior to the 2010 earthquake, Bill Clinton was named special envoy to Haiti by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, whose connections with the South Korean company Sae-A Trading Co. Ltd were later put to work in the planning of the park. On May 24, 2010, the Haiti Econcomic Lift Program (HELP) was signed into US law, ensuring preferential tariffs for Haitian-produced garments. On October 22, 2012 Hillary Clinton gave the keynote speech as acting US Secretary of State for the opening of the industrial park.

The anchor tenant is S & H Global, S.A, a subsidiary of Sae-A Trading Co. Ltd, a global clothing manufacturer headquartered in South Korea. It began operations in the fall of 2012; a work force of 20,000 was projected. The eventual workforce was projected to approach 65,000 and result in a tenfold expansion of population in the area to about 300,000 from its present 30,000. Social and environmental disruption is anticipated as the result of this hastily planned project.

Additional Relevant Facts

Criticism of the Location of the Caracol Industrial Complex

The Caracol Complex was built in response to the earthquake in Haiti, but has received significant criticism for being built in northern Haiti, which was relatively unaffected by the earthquake.[1]

Monica Petersen

Monica Petersen, via a Facebook post from Bella Robinson, stated her intent to investigate the Complex's role in human trafficking shortly before her death.

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There is one concrete thread and that is the Rodhams/Clintons.

The Clinton Foundation’s chairman told ABC News that it “was not involved” in the decision to build Caracol, did not work to recruit Sae-A as its anchor tenant, did not help secure financing from the Inter-American Development Bank or help persuade companies such as Gap and Wal-Mart to buy goods there.]"

http://cepr.net/blogs/haiti-relief-and-reconstruction-watch/environmental-labor-concerns-overlooked-in-rush-to-build-caracol-park-part-ii

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/06/world/americas/earthquake-relief-where-haiti-wasnt-broken.html?pagewanted=5&_r=2&hp

Meanwhile Tony Rodham has helped VCS get mining permits in Morne Bossa though connections via the Clinton Foundation and its associates.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/role-of-hillary-clintons-brother-in-haiti-gold-mine-raises-eyebrows/2015/03/20/c8b6e3bc-cc05-11e4-a2a7-9517a3a70506_story.html?utm_term=.bd3081e0ea61

And some of the remaining gold and other resources have vanished. Raw materials are a good way of buying what ever one might need without leaving any trails.

https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2013/01/06/haiti-morne-bossa-gold-missing/ https://www.wikileaks.com/plusd/cables/09PORTAUPRINCE758_a.html http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2015/04/hillary-clinton-hugh-tony-rodham

His actions in Cambodia are notable in his meeting in 1998 with Hun Sen though publicly not a whole lot came of it.

"We came to see what fits here in Cambodia, and there are many fits," he told reporters—speaking at a hotel, the Associated Press dryly noted, that was owned by a Cambodian businessman banned from doing business in the United States because of his alleged involvement in the drug trade.

“I just bring different peoples together. I help them negotiate deals. I solve problems for people.”

The Cambodia connection isn't completely damning but Hun Sen is a bit of a shady dictator running a country with a serious human trafficking problem. 2015 article: http://www.akp.gov.kh/?p=73397 2016: http://www.voanews.com/a/exclusive-dueling-missives-press-obama-cambodian-hun-sen-asean-human-rights/3187827.html

Wikipedia on HT in Cambodia (Note that child sex tourism is a major concern. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_trafficking_in_Cambodia

And maybe this bit may sound a little familiar.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-fight-against-child-sex-trafficking-in-cambodia-is-far-from-over/2015/05/21/743c8e44-ff19-11e4-805c-c3f407e5a9e9_story.html?utm_term=.818bcd7c9902

From our Friends at the WaPo, "I write to you from Svay Pak, a village outside Phnom Penh where our rescue team has worked with the Cambodian police for the past year and found a very different story: The big business of selling prepubescent girls to foreign pedophiles for thousands of dollars still exists, though it looks very different than it did a decade ago." Maybe its best to look at Haiti and the CF's dealings there with a broader scope than just child trafficking. I just wanted to look at something today that wasn't Comet/Tunnel related for a change, and the makings of simple exploitation possible or confirmed in Haiti by deals brought into place by the Rodhams/Clintons are there. Monica Petersen may not have been directly investigating CF but may have been stopped in examining one or several of there interests, and of course she was there investigating HT.

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