Just as suspected. Check how this TI spokesperson tries to rope the Preval into their corruption ratings.
According to a Nov. 7th AHP article that crossed my desk today: "In a statement issued Monday in Port-au-Prince, the representative of TI in Haiti, Marilyn Allien, accused the Alexis government of having done nothing to fight corruption. She tried to justify her accusations by citing the fact that the new authorities withdrew the complaint filed in Florida by the Latortue government against ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide."
As you say Jaf, let them continue to reveal themselves.
It's NEVER about Haitian human rights and ameliorating corruption for the country's authentic advancement. This is as it appears, just another deliberate attempt at destabalization. Where, pray tell, was TI with the attention-getting-soundbite-headlines, in 2004, 2005. Obviously then the kolons had their main man in there slaughtering the people, so no, Noreiga, James Foley, Timothy Carney, Stanley Lucas, Jim Morrel, IRI, USAID, HDP, et al, were ACTUALLY writing, in Miami Herald, about how Haiti had made "improvements" and was generally "better off." Haiti wouldn't make headlines for corruption, violence and slaughter and insecurity then. But get a peoples' elected President in there, all the sudden these vipers care about Haitian rights, et al....
As Bouli writes:
[quote]The rankings are a tool for the UN to intervene when it is not of its business. ... TI rushed to find poverty as the culprit when Haiti has been the called poorest of the poor for so many years. Haitians always knew why the riches are knocking at their door so often. There was a time country-looting was a big deal but, recently country-looting has become the new world order... Two hundred years ago an army of African captives were able to stop the enslavers from killing millions of human beings on the island. Since genocide, slavery were the world order, to Europeans it was business interruption. They are back in Haiti to do business as usual. (Emphasis added)[/quote]
- The corruption in Haiti cited by Transparency International in its 2006 report applies to the Latortue government, according to Minister Joseph Jasmin
Port-au-Prince, November 7, 2006 (AHP) - Minister Joseph Jasmin, responsible for relations between the Executive Branch and the Parliament, said Tuesday that the corruption discussed in the 2006 report of Transparency International (TI) in its entry on Haiti has nothing to do with the Préval/Alexis government, which has only been in office since June 2006.
In its latest report, published in Berlin,Transparency International presented Haiti, Burma and Iraq as the three most corrupt countries out of a total of 163 countries in its survey based on local perceptions of the level of public sector corruption.
"The corruption to which Transparency International refers when it ranks Haiti as it did has one source, and that is the interim government that led the country from March 2004 to May 2006, insisted Minister Jasmin, noting that as the report has been published in 2006, it concerns the interim government and it is that government that should be held accountable, he said.
We have the obligation to inform all levels of Haitian society about this fact to avoid any attempt at confusion, he said.
"No serious report can be prepared spontaneously. Considerable time is needed to conduct investigations, carry out research, collect data and tabulate it before arriving at a conclusion", he asserted.
" Everyone knows that corruption was lord and master over the past two years", Minister Jasmin went on to say, stressing that as a member of President Préval's transition team, he and his colleagues often had the impression that there were craters beneath their feet when the files were handed over, as there were so many irregular situations in the country's finances.
In a statement issued Monday in Port-au-Prince, the representative of TI in Haiti, Marilyn Allien, accused the Alexis government of having done nothing to fight corruption.
She tried to justify her accusations by citing the fact that the new authorities withdrew the complaint filed in Florida by the Latortue government against ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
Mr. Jasmin downplayed this accusation, affirming that beyond the legal irregularities that plagued the complaint, the initiative was simply a political decision taken by political adversaries against the Aristide government.
The new government remains committed to the fight against corruption, contraband, illicit trafficking and crime, said Joseph Jasmin.
The Haitian government spokesperson also observed sardonically that it is not the withdrawal of the complaint against Mr. Aristide that drove the interim government to commit the earlier acts of corruption denounced by Transparency International.
Joseph Jasmin emphasized that the results of the audits have not yet been published because not all of them are complete at this time.
"The work is continuing and the results of the audits will be made public to enable all sectors to have accurate information on the management record of the interim government", said Minister Jasmin, adding that at that time everyone will be held accountable.
The day after its inauguration, said Jasmin, the top priority of the new government was to meet the greatest needs of the population.
AHP November 7, 2006 2:40 PM