Category: Haiti

Profiting from Haiti’s Crisis: Disaster Capitalism in Washington’s Backyard

Profiting from Haiti’s Crisis: Disaster Capitalism in Washington’s Backyard

By Ben Dangl Originally published on January 19, 2010 by Toward Freedom US corporations, private mercenaries, Washington and the International Monetary Fund are using the crisis in Haiti to make a profit, promote unpopular neoliberal policies, and extend military and economic control over the Haitian people. In the aftermath of the earthquake, with much of the infrastructure…