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Haiti's Large Businesses Shutter Doors as the Poor Markets Remain Open
Kevin Pina
Port au Prince- A general strike called in Haiti today by 184 "civil society" organizations quickly began to resemble a strike called by the Democratic Convergence last December 4, 2002. Businesses that largely cater to Haiti’s small upper and middle classes remained shuttered today while the majority of small marketplace women, known as ti machann, were clearly open and doing a brisk business.

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