Marco Rubio: " I will do all I can to make sure not a penny of U.S. taxpayer dollars goes" towards Haiti's new army

Posted by on Thursday, March 29, 2018 Under: Diplomacy
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The news of Haiti’s President, Jovenel Moise, proceeding with the installation of the High Chief of Staff’s members of the reconstituted Haitian Army, of whom, many were part of the old military, disbanded in the 1990s for human rights violations, has prompted the American R-FL Senator, Marco Rubio to make the following statement on Twitter Monday night:

“Haiti has so many needs but an army isn’t one of them. Instead of investing in police force and economic development they use it on army led by human rights violators. I will do all I can to make sure not a penny of U.S. taxpayer dollar goes towards this.”
Marco Rubio is not the only one concerned about the supposedly restituted Haitian army, many in Haiti are perplexed about those appointed by the Haitian President to lead this new Military force, because not only were they part of the old army, they were part of a notorious death squad in the country known as FRAPH, formed following the brutal Coup d’Etat of Jean Bertrand Aristide, the first democratically elected president of the country, just six months after taking office; furthermore most of them were convicted in absentia by a Haitian court for their orchestration of the Rabboteau massacre in the 1990s.

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