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Hillary Clinton Should Denounce Negative Impact of Haiti Mining

Hillary Clinton recently came under fire for her brother’s involvement with mining contracts in Haiti, because of her position as Secretary of State and the influence of the Clinton Foundation. This article advises her to focus on the devastating environmental impacts mining would have in Haiti, a country whose environment is already very unstable. It focuses particularly on the negative effect of mining on clean water, which Haiti struggled with even before UN peacekeepers brought cholera to the island. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. Advice for Hillary Clinton on Her Brother’s Bad Judgment John Cavanagh, The Nation March 25, 2015 The Washington Post reported on Saturday that Hillary Clinton’s brother, Tony Rodham, is on the advisory board of a company that is trying to mine gold in Haiti. No one should be judged based on […]

Haitians Protest Missing Clinton Foundation Earthquake Money

Ever since the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, everyone has had a crucial question in mind: Where did all the aid money go? The Clinton Foundation is one group that could answer this question, as they allegedly led the fundraising and recovery efforts. A group of Haitians, rightfully upset at the scant results of those efforts, gathered in from of the Foundation’s offices to demand answers. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text and video. Clinton Foundation HQ Protested For ‘Missing Money’ In Haiti Recovery Washington Free Beacon Staff, The Washington Free Beacon January 12, 2015 The Clinton Foundation is facing protests due to its mismanagement of resources for the post-earthquake recovery efforts of Haiti. Five years after a disastrous earthquake ripped through the small island nation, disturbing reports of a lack of progress in the […]

TOMS Announces Plans to Produce Shoes in Haiti

  Last week during the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting, TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie announced that TOMS will begin manufacturing shoes in Haiti in January 2014.  Mycoskie said,  “Three years ago at CGI the President asked me to help support the people of Haiti, and TOMS responded by giving hundreds of thousands of new pairs of shoes to children in need.  Today, our dedication to Haiti is so much greater, and we look forward to creating jobs and opportunities in Haiti over the next several years.” TOMS has made a five-year production commitment to produce millions of shoes for and within Haiti and plans to hire at least 100 employees within Haiti.  The company also hopes develop local partnerships in order to support the infrastructure of local employees, their families, and the broader community.  Over the past year, TOMS […]

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