Marc Antoine Acra, Carl Braun and Jean-Marie Vorbe.

PORT-AU-PRINCE — The Canadian government announced on Thursday it is imposing sanctions on three prominent Haitian businessmen for corruption, further intensifying the security, political, and humanitarian crisis that has engulfed Haiti. 

These sanctions, authorized under the Regulation on Special Economic Measures targeting Haiti which was adopted on Nov. 10, 2022 concern the three members of the Haitian economic elite. Marc Antoine Acra, the owner of Acra Industries, Carl Braun, the CEO of Unibank and Sogener's CEO Jean-Marie Vorbe.

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I am Juhakenson Blaise, a journalist based in the city of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. I cover the news that develops in this city and deals with other subjects related to the experience of Haitians for the Haitian Times newspaper. I am also a lover of poetry.