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#1940: Sugar processing in Quiskeya (fwd)
From: J. David Lyall <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>The last of the big commercial sugar mills were closed down in the late
>1980's (including HASCO) because the Haitian business elite who owned them
>realised they could make higher profits by importing sugar from abroad. In a
>land where sugar cane grew in abundance for three centuries, there is
>nowhere for sugar cane to be processed (on a large scale), nowhere for sugar
>to be produced, no domestic sugar production, no domestic employment, no
>domestic market, no equitable economic development...
I don't know the Hasco situation but I have seen sugar refineries burned
to the ground in Ti Rivye. Dechoukaj sure feels good to the spirit I am sure,
but empty bellies are the necessary consequence of capital destruction.
Perhaps the Cubans will be ceded the NorthWest.
J. David Lyall,
[ Jedidiah Daudi in full ki-Swahili ]