Monthly Archives: July 2013

Haïti : Des ouvriers momentanément en grève au parc industriel de Caracol

AlterPresse: http://www.alterpresse.org/spip.php?article14878&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter#.Uek2_awyjKd P-au-P, 18 juil. 2013 [AlterPresse] — Des ouvriers – travaillant dans la construction au Parc industriel de Caracol (Pic) / Nord-Est, pour le compte de la compagnie de construction dominicaine Estrella – ont observé un arrêt de travail, … Continue reading

Posted in Français

Textile Industry: Scramble to the Bottom

See table of wages vs. cost of living for top 21 textile exporters: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/07/12/this-is-why-the-textile-industry-is-relocating-to-places-like-bangladesh/ This is why the textile industry is relocating to places like Bangladesh By Howard Schneider, Published: July 12, 2013 If there is any doubt that the … Continue reading

Posted in English, History/Analysis

Garment industrty in Bangladesh

Video (presented by Four Courners, a mainstream media outlet in Australia) about the garment industry in Bangladesh, with details about the conditions of workers, and the international brands involved in the Rana Plaza building collapse that killed more than 1100 … Continue reading

Posted in English, International struggles

Top Five Reasons Why Caracol Industrial Park is Disastrous for Haiti (Haiti Chery Blog)

1. The Caracol Bay area was slated to become a World Heritage Site and park, with great potential for tourism.[1-3] Caracol Bay includes abreathtaking barrier reef and the largest remaining mangroves in Haiti. The bay area hosts more than 20,000 migratory birds … Continue reading

Posted in Caracol, Ecology, English

USAID’s Lack of Expertise, Reliance on Contractors Puts Sustainability of Caracol in Doubt

USAID’s Lack of Expertise, Reliance on Contractors Puts Sustainability of Caracol in Doubt Despite having “not constructed a port anywhere in the world since the 1970s”, USAID allocated $72 million dollars to build one, according to a Government Accountability Office … Continue reading

Posted in Caracol, English

Haiti’s poor majority pushed to the margins

Now is the time to seize opportunities in Haiti, a nation which can provide “incredible value” to other countries as well as to itself, especially by virtue of its private sector,’ says an article I just read on actor Sean Penn … Continue reading

Posted in English, Mobilization

C’est bien demain la mobilisation à l’initiative des centrales syndicales au Brésil.

C’est bien demain en effet que la mobilisation à l’initiative des centrales syndicales aura lieu au Brésil. Une certaine scission sur le contenu tend cependant à avoir lieu, tel que l’indique le reportage de la Folha de São Paulo d’aujourd’hui … Continue reading

Posted in Français