PetroCaribe Corruption report sent to court of Auditor after unannounced Senate session. Two members of the court are accused in the report

Posted by on Thursday, February 8, 2018 Under: Corruptions
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An unannounced session was held by the Senate las week during which it was decided that the PetroCaribe corruption report would be sent to the Superior Court of Accounts and Administrative Disputes (CSC / CA), a government agency.  The only problem however, two members of the court are accused in that same report which they will supposedly audit. That unannounced decision means that the PetroCaribe issue is now permanently closed in the Senate and left to the Court of auditor to decide what should happen next.

This decision of the PHTK senators who make a majority in the Senate, seems to have been made after direct recommendation of President Jovenel Moise.
Since the publication of the damning report accusing a number of former and current high ranking officials, president Jovenel Moise has strongly came out against it as political witch hunt, and on numerous occasions had publicly recommended that the report should be sent to the Court of Auditors to see if any misdeed was committed.

During his press conference on February 7th, the anniversary of his 1st year presidency, President Jovenel Moise, about the PetroCaribe corruption report said that “No one will be persecuted during my term”, explaining that it was "up to the court of auditors to evaluate and judge the management of Ministers.”  

A decision which the new president of the Senate, Joseph Lambert, defended, adding that the court should audit the report of the senate. As if the administrative court had higher authority than the Senate.

PetroCaribe is the loan program launched by Venezuelan president, Hugo Chavez, in 20016, that benefits many Latin American and Caribbean countries. Funds from the savings of oil brought from Venezuela under the preferential terms of Petrocaribe ammounted to more than $3 billion in the period of 2010- 2016, but the Haitian Senate ethic's commission after an in-depth, year long analysis, found that most of that money had been wasted, mismanaged and embezzled in what the 686 pages report concluded was essentially a "large scale state fraud."

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