January 12, 2015

Five Years Later: Hillary’s Legacy Of Failure In Haiti

On January 12, 2010, a devastating earthquake struck Haiti killing approximately 300,000 people and causing billions of dollars in damage. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pledged to rebuild the country.

Five years later, the country still has not recovered and many are wondering what happened to the billions of dollars pledged to Haiti’s recovery.

At the 2012 Clinton Global Initiative, Hillary Clinton promised that a multimillion dollar industrial park project in the Haitian city of Caracol that was being led by the State Department would create 20,000 jobs by 2014:

Her State Department went so far as to project the park would create as many as 65,000 jobs. However, to date, there are only 4,500 people employed at the complex.

Just last week, in a stinging indictment, Clinton’s self-described “centerpiece of our efforts” in Haiti was called “the most glaring example of failure” by none other than the former Haitian Ambassador to the U.S.

Americans of Haitian descent took to protesting the Clintons’ failed reconstruction efforts outside the Clinton Foundation offices in New York. NY1’s report below:

UPDATE: On March 19, 2015, Haitian Americans protested outside of the Clinton Foundation offices claiming that the Clintons used the Haiti reconstruction to funnel hundreds of millions of dollars to the foundation. NY1’s report below: