Haiti: how we make poor countries poorer

haitian rice farmer

President Clinton apologized on March 10 for the role that his government played in destroying a big part of Haitian agriculture: "It may have been good for some of my farmers in Arkansas, but it has not worked. ... I have to live every day with the loss of capacity to produce a rice crop in Haiti, to feed those people, because of what I did."

Beginning in the 1980s, subsidized U.S. rice wiped out thousands of Haitian rice farmers and made the country dependent on imported food. (Full)
Need I to say more?

Picture courtesy Standeyo


ARO GERALDES 31 March, 2010 04:10  

Great Blog...
Greetings for all "The road to the horizon" friends...
From Argentina, Pablo Aro Geraldes
I wait your visit and your messages

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