Haiti hopes $160 m for high-end tourism pays off

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In this June 28, 2013 photo, tourists walk on the shore of the Raymond les bains beach in Jacmel, Haiti. The Haitian government is to trying to revive the country’s long stagnant tourism industry with investments totaling more than $160 million. While many in Haiti welcome anything that can create jobs, some critics are questioning the government’s priority of trying to attract high-end tourists at a time when the country faces so many other problems, such as high unemployment, a deadly cholera outbreak and lack of housing for people displaced by the earthquake more than three years ago. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)MONTROUIS, Haiti (AP) — The only leisure tourist among the U.N. peacekeepers, aid workers, embassy personnel and missionaries on this beach north of the Haitian capital must have been Anne Fournier.

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