'Humane Capitalism' Can Ease Haiti's Woes, says Ambassador

Sarah McGregor
Published: Wednesday, 10/12/2005 12:00 am EDT

An entrepreneur in Haiti for decades, Robert H. Tippenhauer has weathered conditions few business people can imagine -- an international embargo, political coups and devastating natural disasters. Named Haiti's Ambassador to Canada this summer, Mr. Tippenhauer handed over the car rental and retail appliance companies to his family in Port-au-Prince. They are among the lucky minority to have jobs in a country with an unemployment rate of 70 per cent.

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