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#4800:Re: #4782: the economy and exchange rates(fwd)


Since Haiti imports a majority of what its people eat, especially wheat, 
edible oil, rice and sugar, not to mention what is sold in the supermarket 
and all the manufactured goods and most energy, deflation is disastrous for 
the Haitian people particularly the poor.  The rich just raise the prices of 
what they sell or on occasion make.  Recently the largest sources of foreign 
currency have been drugs and drug spin offs, and international assistance.  A 
rather sad situation.  Those who have large sums of money tend to export it 
instead of investing it in Haiti.  Also sad.

Paul Paryski