Here is an article from the Seattle Times.
Oh! Whaddaya know!
Here is a key sentence:
“Among nations in the northern Caribbean, Cuba and Jamaica have awarded offshore leases for oil and gas development.”
Get it? Offshore leases? Haiti gets to lease the oil-containing areas to Big Oil so the latter can exploit these resources- because Haiti doesn’t have the means to do so itself. The local population can be used as a slave labor force. And let’s just tell everyone how good this is for Haiti’s economy and how much these poor folks appreciate getting paid 8 cents an hour, cause that’s about standard wage in their country and it’s better than a boot to the head.