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Haiti is bracing for more anti-corruption protests on Sun. "PetroChallengers" an assortment of social media savvy millennials, activists, concerned citizens & diaspora, whose motto is: "What happened to the #PetroCaribe money?" are behind the initiative. voanews.com/a/haiti-braces…
[3/21/19] The protests began in July 2018, but Moïse is facing further scrutiny after 5 heavily armed Americans were arrested last month near Haiti’s central bank in Port-au-Prince with a cache of weapons, claiming to be on a “government mission.” democracynow.org/2019/3/21/anti…
Level 4: DO NOT TRAVEL - Do not travel to Haiti due to crime, civil unrest, and kidnapping. travel.state.gov/content/travel…
[4/27/19] Haitian citizens demonstrated this Friday outside the Superior Court of Auditors and Administrative Disputes to demand the publication of the final report on the embezzlement of funds received through Venezuela's PetroCaribe program. latimes.com/efe-3962414-15…
At the center of the anti-government movement are accusations of mismanagement and the theft of $2 billion from PetroCaribe, a discount oil program operated by Venezuela and intended to generate savings to fund socioeconomic development. wbur.org/cognoscenti/20…
An aide to embattled Haitian President Jovenel Moïse and two other regime-friendly Haitians whisked them through the country’s biggest airport, avoiding customs and immigration agents, who had not yet reported for work. theintercept.com/2019/03/20/hai…
[Feb 14, 2019] The impoverished Caribbean nation of Haiti, hit by days of violent demonstrations that have claimed four lives, has suffered a mass prison breakout after 78 inmates escaped while police were dealing with protesters. theguardian.com/global-develop…
[6/8/19] Gangs tighten grip in Haiti nzherald.co.nz/world/news/art…
makes you wonder why this doesn't make headlines like Venezuela 🤔 
[2/14/19] Protesters have attacked the presidential palace and attempted to block road access to the airport, and, despite calls from the international community for a dialogue, the violence and crisis seem to be escalating. aljazeera.com/news/2019/02/d…
[11/19/18] Haiti's government is under siege as public anger grows over allegations that billions in foreign aid has been pocketed by corrupt politicians. cbc.ca/news/thenation…
[2/28/18] A diplomatic row has erupted between the Haitian government & the United Nations over comments made by a senior U.N. official cheering an investigation into the alleged misuse of Venezuela-sponsored #Petrocaribe funds by previous administrations. reuters.com/article/us-hai…
Following Haiti’s 2010 earthquake, Venezuela forgave $295MIL in debt that Haiti had accumulated since joining the #PetroCaribe program in 2006. But in the years since the quake, Haiti has racked up about $2BN more in debt to Venezuela under PetroCaribe. miamiherald.com/news/nation-wo…
[6/7/19] TRAVEL ADVICE: MULTIPLE PROTESTS PLANNED FOR HAITI THIS WEEKEND – AVOID CROWDS, MINIMISE MOVEMENTS safetravelsmagazine.com/2019/06/07/tra…
A special Haitian Senate commission is accusing more than a dzn former gvmt officials & heads of private firms of embezzling $2 billion in Venezuelan oil loans — money that could have helped the country rebuild after its devastating earthquake in 2010. miamiherald.com/news/nation-wo…
#WikiLeaks [2011] According to the leaked US Embassy cables, Washington and its allies, including Big Oil majors like ExxonMobil and Chevron, maneuvered aggressively behind the scenes to scuttle the #PetroCaribe deal. thenation.com/article/wikile…
Petrocaribe corruption scandal stoking tension in Haiti miamiherald.com/news/nation-wo…
[2013] #Petrocaribe provides crude to the countries but allows a 2-3yr grace period. Payments are stretched over 17-25 yrs at 1% interest. The intent was designed to allow the countries to plow the savings into programs to develop their economies. mercedsunstar.com/news/local/art…
[2015] Haitians Are Rising Up Against the Stolen Elections. The country is dominated more than ever by MREs—Morally Repugnant Elites—and post-earthquake aid from Washington, guided by the CLINTONS, has mostly benefited American subcontractors. thenation.com/article/haitia…
More than $13 billion in post-quake aid flowed into the country, though today there’s little to show for it. The misused PetroCaribe funds are viewed as another missed opportunity for Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. haitiantimes.com/2019/06/05/the…
[12/31/18] Accused money launderers languish in Massachusetts, gunrunners are under indictment in Florida along with their Haitian co-conspirators, and the Clintons remain under investigation for their earthquake relief foundation. sfbayview.com/2018/12/merten…
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