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Hillary and Bill Clinton open showcase industrial park in Haiti

Bill and Hilary Clinton in Haiti

Caracol, Haiti, October 22 - US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and a star studded deligation, including former US President Bill Clinton, inaugarated a 300 million 600-acre intustrial park seen as central to the US efforts to help Haiti recover from the effects of the devastating 2010 earthquate.

Among the luminaries on hand for the openiong were actors Sean Penn and Ben Fuller, British Business tycoon Richard Branson, and Fashion designer Donna Karan.

Muhammad Yunus, guru of micro business and social business, announces financing in Haiti

Muhammad Yunus

 

Mohammad Yunus, the Bangladeshi guru of micro financing and social business, who sits on a board of more than 30 philanthropists, former government leaders and executives that advise Haitian President Michel Martelly on economic matters, announced the financing of several projects in Haiti.

In Haiti, Little Can Be Found of a Hip-Hop Artist’s Charity

Wyclef Jean

Wyclef Jean

“If I had depended on Yéle,” said Diaoly Estimé, whose orphanage features a wall painting of Mr. Jean and his wife, “these kids would all be dead by now.”

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — In a new memoir, Wyclef Jean, the Haitian-born hip-hop celebrity, claims he endured a “crucifixion” after the Jan. 12, 2010, earthquake when he faced questions about his charity’s financial record and ability to handle what eventually amounted to $16 million in donations.

 

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