“WE MADE A DEVIL’S BARGAIN”: FMR. PRESIDENT CLINTON APOLOGIZES FOR TRADE POLICIES THAT DESTROYED HAITIAN RICE FARMING

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President Bill Clinton, now the UN Special Envoy to Haiti, publicly apologized last month for forcing Haiti to drop tariffs on imported, subsidized US rice during his time in office. The policy wiped out Haitian rice farming and seriously damaged Haiti’s ability to be self-sufficient.

Journalist Kim Ives of Haiti Liberté questioned Clinton about his change of heart.

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