Haiti is back in the news with popular revolts against political corruption. Ordinary Haitians are being frustrated every step of the way they have a better life in their life.
The discovery of a huge US $ 20 billion gold reserve in Haiti by plot, skullduggery, and perhaps, international plunder and piracy
Americans, Canadians, and politically well-connected present and past Haitian political leaders stand to reap vast profits from the apparent plundering of Haitian gold.
Haitian workers , meanwhile, are paid a measly US $ 6.25 a day for working in the muddy, gold-mining pits.
The historical evolution of Haitian society has been exploited, brutalised, and oppressed – starting from the turn of the 19th century up until 1990, with Haiti's very long history of American political and military interventions, dictatorship, militarism, cronyism, and official corruption.
There was a period from 1957 to 1971 when Haiti was ruled by François 'Papa Doc' Duvalier. Political opponents were suppressed by the infamous paramilitary group, Ton-Ton Macoutes.
Following his death in 1971, Jean Claude 'Baby Doc' Duvalier took power.
The political economic climate of these repressive regimes was aimed at maintaining “
Popular revolt, like we are seeing in Haiti today, led to the collapse of the oppressive Duvalier rule.
Following this, in 1990, a progressive Catholic priest, President Jean Bertrand Aristide,
President Aristide attempted to win many people, then in September 1991, a military coup d'etat removed him from office.
He was again re-elected president in 2001 Then in 2004, right-wing paramilitaries, aided and abetted by foreigners, violently removed him from power
President Aristide was put on a plane and dumped in a remote area of Africa.
THE CLINTON CONNECTION
Then came the 2010 earthquake and the entry of the Clinton Foundation, ostensibly to help. With over 200,000 deaths, 300,000 reportedly injured. Many poor neighborhoods were devastated.
The Clinton Foundation and the Red Cross Raised US $ 1 trillion, but no one can say what happened to this money.
As to the work of the Clinton Foundation, well, what about it?
Tony Rodham is the brother of Senator Hilary Clinton. It was his company, VCS Mining, that according to the Daily Mail, was given to 'very lucrative gold-mining contract'.
VCS Mining will pay one of the lowest royalty rates in the world. The Haitian government has a 2.5 percent rate over a 25-year period, with renewal. In comparison, Peru charges a rate of 12 per cent, while Ecuador charges between five and eight per cent for its royalty
VCS Mining is a Delaware-registered company with a “foreign qualification service “designation, allowing it to work overseas. Its members include a Haitian Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive along with a Clinton and Obama administration officials.
Georgianne Nienaber published in a detailed, well-sourced article, in Opednews, that leaked internal documents, showing VCS Mining's connection to '
“This is a complicated story fraught with intricate detail and a fraudulent installation of a crooked Haitian president, a Korean trade deal, an industrial park facilitated by the Clinton Foundation,” and other unsavory elements, Georgianne Nienaber reports.
Nienaber quoted leaked emails that showed how a USAID-funded power plant, instead of supplying Haitian homes with electric power, was used to supply electric power to VCS Mining operations.  “It would be scandal enough if Tony Rodham and VCS Mining benefited from a gold mine in Haiti, but the potential electrical po The role of the Haitian 'reconstruction', “ the report stated.”
“Meanwhile, there are severe environmental risks associated with gold mining. These risks include the possibility of cyanide spills poisoning the water-supply system.
Since gold mining will continue in Haiti, what can a reasonable expectation for the future?
At present, half of Haiti's US $ 1 billion budget comes from foreign aid. Despite this, it is unclear if future gold-mining will be placed in a national development fund.
Many nations do this. If this was done, it would be to the extent that it would be possible for the Haitian poor people to be
The Haitian government must:
– Seek better royalty
– Set up an independent, transparent national development fund to put some of the exploration and mining goals of the Haitian people's lives, while;
– Setting up and maintaining an effective, disaster-management agency to help mitigate the possibility of a disaster
Meanwhile, a Haitian gold continues to be a handful of people, the dislocated many, who sought refuge in America, are now being driven by the Donald Trump administration.
In short, it is fine to say: 'I am in the middle of the world',