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Clintons preside over opening of $300 million industrial park in Haiti (+video)

On Monday, a South Korean textile company opened a 600-acre industrial park in Haiti. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton were on hand, as well as a number of American celebrities. 

By Susana Ferreira and Andrew QuinnReuters / October 22, 2012


Cap Haitien, Haiti

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton presided over the opening of a $300 million industrial park in Haiti on Monday, a venture led by a South Korea textile company that could bring thousands of jobs to the poorest country in the Americas.

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"The people of this country have made real progress in a short time, and we've reached a critical moment," Clinton told an investor lunch for 50 people after touring the 600-acre park.

"We have a chance to keep moving forward together, but it's going to take partnership and support from the private sector - from all of you," she told the audience, which included US actor-activists Sean Penn and Ben Stiller, British airline mogul Richard Branson and New York fashion designer Donna Karan.

Former US President Bill Clinton, who is the U.N. special envoy for Haiti, was also on hand.

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