My understanding is that HASCO exploited all of its workers in...

K Lynch - December 17 2018, 7:32 PM

my understanding is that HASCO exploited all of its workers in slave like labor in the fields and the refinery; and much of the profits left the country since this company was owned by Americans.

Haitians did not benefit from this industry.

this company was a part of American imperialism in Haiti.

The marines occupied the island in 1910s and U.S. corporations followed.

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