World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Caracol, Nord-Est

Article Id: WHEBN0018452328
Reproduction Date:

Title: Caracol, Nord-Est  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Caracol, Nord-Est

Location in Haiti
Country Haiti
Department Nord-Est
Arrondissement Trou-du-Nord
Elevation 3 m (10 ft)
Population (7 August 2003)[1]
 • Total 6,236

Caracol (Haitian Creole: Karakòl) is a commune in the Trou-du-Nord Arrondissement, in the Nord-Est Department of Haiti. It has 6,236 inhabitants.

Caracol was a poverty-stricken fishing village on the north coast of Haiti. It was one of the poorest villages in the country.

Caracol Industrial Park

In 2012 the Caracol Industrial Park was built on a square mile, 600 acre, 246 hectare, site near Carocol. The $300 million project, which includes a 10-megawatt power plant, road, a water-treatment plant, worker housing in neighboring communities, and development of a port in nearby Fort-Liberté, was built with hurricane relief funds, a loan from the Inter-American Development Bank,[2] contributions by the United States government, and The Clinton Foundation. Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton, United States Secretary of State, played central roles in supporting and promoting the project. The anchor tenant is SNH Global, S.A, a subsidiary of Sae-A Trading Co. Ltd, Sae-A, a global clothing manufacturer headquartered in South Korea.[3][4] It will begin operations in the fall of 2012; a work force of 20,000 is projected.[5] The eventual workforce is projected to approach 65,000 and result in a tenfold expansion of population in the area to about 300,000 from its present 30,000. Social and environmental disruption is anticipated as the result of this hastily-planned project.[4][5]


  1. ^ Institut Haïtien de Statistique et d'Informatique (IHSI)
  2. ^ "Haiti and its partners lay the foundation stone for the Caracol Industrial Park" (Press release). Inter-American Development Bank. November 28, 2011. Retrieved July 6, 2012. 
  3. ^ "New industrial park in Haiti" (Slide 4 of slideshow). The Miami Herald. Retrieved July 6, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Jacqueline Charles (June 4, 2012). "New industrial park in northern Haiti sparks controversy". The Miami Herald. Retrieved July 6, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b Deborah Sontag (July 5, 2012). "Earthquake Relief Where Haiti Wasn’t Broken". The New York Times. Retrieved July 6, 2012. 

External links

  • The Miami HeraldSlide show of Caracol Industrial Park in
  • slide showNew York Times

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.