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US Firms Lobby Haiti for Reconstruction Deals

HeadlineFeb 10, 2010

In other Haiti news, the Miami Herald reports at least two politically connected US firms have begun jockeying for lucrative reconstruction contracts. The firms, Florida-based AshBritt and DRC Group of Alabama, have already held separate meetings with Haitian President René Préval. AshBritt has attracted controversy for a $900 million government contract after Hurricane Katrina. Critics say AshBritt was favored over local contractors in part through its donations to influential political lobbyists.

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