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Posted Monday, July 23, 2012

Ha´ti's government of Martelly/Lamothe is unable to explain how $657 million borrowed have been spent 

Associated Press:

But since taking office in May 2011, President Michel Martelly's administration has borrowed $657 million, largely from Venezuela for basic fuel needs, but also from Taiwan, the International Fund for Agricultural Development, the International Monetary Fund and OPEC. Next year Haiti is expected to spend close to $10 million servicing those debts, according to the IMF.

OFF THE RECORD

A major frustration for watchdogs of the U.S. effort is a lack of transparency over how the millions of dollars are being spent.

From interviews to records requests, efforts to track spending in Haiti by members of Congress, university researchers and news organizations have sometimes been met with resistance and even, in some cases, outright refusals. More

 

From Wehaitians.com

Sophia Martelly aka Big Soso, the president's wife, is accused of involvement in activities relating to land-grabbing or stealing of peasants' land in Gonaives

 

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