Warped Lens

UN Mission Should Help Haiti Fight Corruption

By Garry Pierre-Pierre

Last month, the United Nations rolled its tanks and soldiers out of Haiti and left behind a team of civilians ostensibly ready to help burnish law and order in the politically-troubled Caribbean nation.

And last week, the Haitian Senate unveiled a scathing report, meticulously detailing how various officials and administrations have plundered most of the $2 billion aid package from Venezuela, commonly known as PetroCaribe. The aid includes a low percentage loan and a fixed price on gasoline to Haiti. The idea was to provide Haiti with unrestricted funds that allow officials to use the money for development projects without the strings that come along with such aid.

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Garry Pierre-Pierre

Garry Pierre-Pierre

Garry Pierre-Pierre is a Pulitzer Prize winning, multi-media and entrepreneurial journalist. Founder and publisher of Haitian Times.
Garry Pierre-Pierre

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