Mango Trees Revisited

in politics •  last year

Yesterday, I made this post about the BlackIvy Group LLC, headed by Cheryl Mills, discussing how they are factually slavers. Whether or not you agree with the mango code, it is a fact that BlackIvy has pushed for 23 cent per hour wages in Ghana and this amounts to slave labor. Is the same thing going on in the DR with the help of Sae-A?

The text in question is as follows...

Only two mango trees had to be uprooted at the Caracol Park. Trees under threat are now being transplanted to the Caracol Ekam housing.

At first glance, one would assume they are growing trees at Caracol Park, but it is curious that Hillary Clinton should be worried about two mango trees amidst $100 Million Dollar project.

The CIP is a mixed-use light manufacturing facility that began operating in 2012 in the commune of Caracol. At 246 hectares, it is one of the largest and most modern facilities of its kind in the Caribbean. Owned by the Government of Haiti, the CIP is managed by the National Society of Industrial Parks (SONAPI) under Haiti’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry. Conceived as a public-private partnership, it was constructed with the support of the Government of Haiti, the Inter-American Development Bank, the U.S. Government, and Sae-A Trading Co. Ltd.― Korea’s leading garment manufacturer and the park’s anchor corporate tenant.

Check out Google Maps for the location...,-72.0305008,1599m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x8eb6cc10d3cdde2b:0xa074495fb79a34a0!8m2!3d19.6735918!4d-72.0325349

Strava has a more up to date map with the industrial park included, and I haven't specifically identified mangos, yet. It still leaves me curious as to why Hillary Clinton cares about two mango trees.

Mango farm in DR for comparison...,+Dominican+Republic/@18.356722,-70.4745576,200m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x8ebaad71036080cd:0x4f65918a6994458!8m2!3d18.3558183!4d-70.4714558

Additionally, we have the housing...

To address natural disaster concerns, the 750 houses are designed to International Building Code earthquake and hurricane safety standards, and constructed with reinforced concrete masonry.

Does anyone see where this is on the map?

Does anyone see any mango trees being grown on a large scale? For over a hundred million in investments, I'm just not seeing the ROI for mangos. Also, my understanding is that they are there for the South Korean textile industry.

Personally, I don't see a large mango operation occurring and I am still puzzling over why two trees would be moved from the park to the housing.

This article raises some interesting questions that defies the write up provided by USAID...

Between the State Department and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), which hands out grants to very poor countries thanks to U.S. generosity, hundreds of millions of dollars have been spent on this park in an attempt to attract apparel manufacturers. But the park is falling far short of the promises made to provide investors with necessary infrastructure. If things continue this way, frustrated investors will look for greener pastures.

Here is a Pakistani mango operation...

Here is the man in charge of this mango operation...

tl;dr Why would Cheryl Mills and Hillary Clinton care about two mango trees amidst $100 million dollar textile industry project?

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