The history of corporations in the Republic of Haiti

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Rice Corporation of Haiti (RCH)
Special Issue Report, [1 November 1995]. The U.S.-owned Rice Corporation of Haiti, whose parent company has a virtual monopoly on rice imports. As Haiti confronts extraordinary pressures from USAID, the World Bank, IDB and IMF to reform its economy through structural adjustments, RCH provides a timely example of the kind of project which U.S. corporations are encouraged—and often funded—to conduct under the banners of privatization, democracy enhancement and humanitarian assistance.
Transnationals and agribusiness in Haiti
A dialog from Bob Corbett's Haiti list, 28 February 1996. Brief responses to a request for sources of information on U.S. food policy in Haiti over the past decade, specifically foreign transnationals—both food and agriculture and NON food and agriculture transnationals.
Conyers calls for Haiti solidarity
Labor Alerts/Labor News, 2 October 1997. Regarding the decision of the Walt Disney contractors, the H. H. Cutler Company, to relocate its operations from Haiti to China. Sweatshop, child labor, and workers' rights.
Disney/Nike Contractor Leaves Haiti for China
Campaign for Labor Rights, Action Alert, 8 August 1998. H.H. Cutler is planning to pull production out of Haiti to relocate to China. More than 2,000 badly needed jobs in Haiti could be lost. H.H. Cutler (a division of VF Corporation, one of the world's largest apparel companies) has sewn clothing in Haiti for the last several years under contract with the Walt Disney Company and Nike.
Disney/Haiti workers threatened
Labor Alerts, 26 October 1998. Concerning the Megatex factory in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, which produces clothing for the Disney company. The worker organization, Batay Ouvriye, reports that a factory supervicor threatened two union members at Megatex with firing and violence.
No work at Megatex; no answer from Disney
Campaign for Labor Rights, Labor Alerts, 16 May 1999. Megatex, a factory in Port-au-Prince which manufacturers clothing for Disney and other brands and which has been the focus of several previous labor alerts. The entire export production sector is spiraling down. Foreign capital is deserting the country. The company remains silent.
Haiti private sector decries ‘climate of terror’
By Michael Deibert, Reuters, 24 November 2002. In another blow to embattled President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, Haiti's largest private sector association blamed high authorities for allowing a climate of terror. The business group calls for the arrests of some government supporters.
Betting on its brand name, Hilton sees a future in Haiti: Poor economy, protests fail to dim chain's vision
By Marika Lynch, The Miami Herald, Friday 20 December 2002. The walls are to be 15 feet tall in the planned Hilton D'Haiti in Port-au-Prince. The 196-unit, $52.5 million complex is shooting for a 2005 opening. The Hilton D'Haiti hopes to attract business people seeking to slip into the country and avoid the trek—and the safety risks—of heading downtown.
Farmers forced out as global brands build Haiti free-trade area
By Jacqui Goddard, Ouanaminthe, Haiti, The Sunday Times, 6 July 2003. The Maribahoux Plain is one of Haiti's most fertile agricultural regions. Located on Haiti's border with the Dominican Republic, it has a production capacity enough to feed half a million people. But under a scheme funded by the World Bank, 54 peasant farmers have been evicted to free up land for an industrial Free Trade Zone (FTZ).
Levi Strauss moving to Haiti; N. American plants closing in March
By Don Thomas, The Edmonton Journal, Saturday 4 October 2003. Levi Strauss closing its North American plants and ramping up production in Third World countries, including Haiti, the poorest nation in the western hemisphere. With help from the World Bank, Grupo M, the Dominican Republic's largest employer, has opened a plant in a free trade zone in nearby Haiti.
Labor Abuses At CINTAS Producing Factory in Haiti
UNITE, [21] October 2003. The working conditions of the women garment workers at a Cintas subcontractor, Haitian American Apparel Co. S.A. (or as workers call it, HAACOSA). Severe violation of Haitian Labor Codes and International Labor Standards, as well as Cintas' own Code of Conduct.