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Haitian farmers displaced by Caracol project still await compensation – Haitian Times

The Haitian Times
Bridging the gap
CARACOL, Haiti — Three years ago, hundreds of farmers displaced by the Caracol Industrial Park forged an agreement with the Haitian government and Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) after years of demanding compensation. In exchange for relocating, the farmers affected were supposed to receive direct compensation in the form of jobs, and in some cases, new plots of land. 
Now, as workers’ rights demonstrations demanding better wages take place, some Caracol farmers and advocates also point out former landowners are still owed the new land they were promised.
Wilson Menard, a former farmer, said he lost his land, the main source of his income, more than 10 years ago, before construction started on the park. 

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Sam is a reporter for The Haitian Times and a 2020 Report for America corps member. He has covered Haiti and its diaspora since 2018. His work has also appeared in USA Today, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and Haiti Liberte. Sam can be reached at sam@haitiantimes.com or on Twitter @sambojarski.

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by Sam Bojarski, The Haitian Times
February 25, 2022
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