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Puerto Rico Should Remember Haiti Before They Get Too Excited About Bill Clinton’s Help

In 2010, Bill Clinton promised to help rebuild the island of Haiti after a devastating earthquake, but his efforts benefited the wealthy elites more than the poor.

By NTK Staff | 11.20.2017 @3:00pm
Puerto Rico Should Remember Haiti Before They Get Too Excited About Bill Clinton’s Help

Former President Bill Clinton will travel on Monday to Puerto Rico, the U.S. territory which the Clinton Foundation has pledged to assist after it was ravaged by Hurricane Maria in September.

But before the citizens of Puerto Rico get their hopes up that the Clinton Foundation will help it rebuild, they should look at the promises that Bill and Hillary Clinton made to the people of Haiti that were never kept.

Following the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti in 2010, Bill Clinton was named the United Nations special envoy to Haiti and promised to help rebuild the island. Unfortunately for the people of Haiti, many of those promises never came to fruition.

The Washington Post reported on how many of Clinton’s most high-profile projects in Haiti “have helped foreign investors and Haiti’s wealthy elites more than its poor.”

According to the Washington Post:

“Other Clinton-backed projects have not delivered on lofty promises: A 2011 housing expo that cost more than $2 million, including $500,000 from the Clinton Foundation, was supposed to be a model for thousands of new units but instead has resulted in little more than a few dozen abandoned model homes occupied by squatters.”

“Controversy surrounding the Clintons only deepened with the recent revelation, contained in an upcoming book by Peter Schweizer, that Tony Rodham — Hillary Clinton’s younger brother — serves on the advisory board of a U.S.-based company that in 2012 won one of Haiti’s first two gold-mining permits in 50 years. After objection from the Haitian Senate, the permits have been placed on hold.”

An ABC News investigation found that a garment factory that was built by a Clinton Foundation donor in Haiti “underdelivered on projected jobs.”

Clinton’s failure to deliver on his promises resulted in Haitian activists protesting outside the Clinton Foundation in New York in 2015.

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