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PHOTOS | Haitian activists demand Citigroup returns ‘stolen’ gold


NEW YORK — Haitian activist organization Komokoda held a demonstration in front of Citigroup headquarters on July 28 to demand the banking and financial giant return what they call “Haiti’s stolen gold.”

“They need to give us back the gold they stole,” said Fabienne Hyacinthe, an East Flatbush resident and member of Komokoda. “That’s why we’re here today to let people know [that] every time you hear that ‘Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere,’ Citibank has a hand in it.”

Citibank is the consumer division of Citigroup.

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Leonardo March is Brooklyn-based visual journalist from Puerto Rico and a Report for America corps member

Leonardo can be reached at Leonardo@haitiantimes.com

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