Road holds critical role in Haiti's recovery

  • The road to Ouanaminthe was financed by the European Union and completed in 2009. LILLY ECHEVERRIA / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • A man carrying chickens crosses the border between Ouanaminthe, Haiti and Dajabon, Dominican Republic. Twice a week, the two nations open their common border and allow everyone to cross over to buy goods. LILLY ECHEVERRIA / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Hatians cross the border in between Ouanaminthe, Haiti and Dajabon, Dominican Republic to buy goods. The two nations open their common border twice a week. LILLY ECHEVERRIA / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Hatians cross the border in between Ouanaminthe, Haiti and Dajabon, Dominican Republic to buy goods. The two nations open their common border twice a week. LILLY ECHEVERRIA / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Victor Thomas is an administrator and Miguel Angel Torres is Director of Operations for The Ouanaminthe Free Trade Zone. Here they are in the Levi Factory. LILLY ECHEVERRIA / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Miguel Angel Torres, Director of Operations of The Ouanaminthe Free Trade Zone, is shown here at the Levi factory part of the plant. LILLY ECHEVERRIA / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • The Maludji Hotel in Fort Liberte, Haiti. LILLY ECHEVERRIA / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Hugo Charles is the owner of the Texaco gas station in Ouanaminthe, Haiti. He lived in Michigan and New York for years and moved to Haiti four and a half years ago and built the Texaco in anticipation of the road to Ouanaminthe becoming completed. LILLY ECHEVERRIA / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • The Hanes factory section of the Ouanaminthe Free Trade Zone in Ouanaminthe, Haiti. LILLY ECHEVERRIA / MIAMI HERALD STAFF