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Battle for Barbancourt: Inside the family fight to control Haiti’s cherished brand
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Battle for Barbancourt: Inside the family fight to control Haiti’s cherished brand

Barbancourt Rhum, an $18 million business, has survived Haiti’s tumultuous history of coups, embargoes and natural disasters to become a world-renowned brand in the spirits industry. Lately, a family fight for company control has pitted its late leader Thierry Gardere’s only child and his siblings against one another.

Recalled Haitian ambassador was revered, made the embassy feel like ‘home,’ Haitian Americans say
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Recalled Haitian ambassador was revered, made the embassy feel like ‘home,’ Haitian Americans say

Throughout his tenure, Altidor was known for opening the doors of the embassy to both the community and those not familiar with Haitian culture. He often sponsored a variety of events — from fashion shows to panel discussions– in the palatial space that’s ordained with colorful pieces of Haitian artwork.