Growing up on a rural sugar plantation in Trou du Nord, a commune in northeast Haiti, Jovenel Moïse developed an early interest in agricultural farming and its possibility to transform a country for the better.
“Since I was a child, I was always wondering why people were living in such conditions while enormous lands were empty,” he was quoted as saying. “I believe agriculture is the key to change for this country.”
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Larisa is a reporter for The Haitian Times covering politics, elections and education primarily. A graduate of the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, she has interned at CNBC and the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network. She is also a recipient of a 2021 DBEI Fellowship by Investigative Reporters & Editors. Larisa can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @larisakarr.