La corrupción en Haití del gobierno va de mal en peor
- Lunes, 28 de mayo 2012 10:07 AM
WASHINGTON, DC (defend.ht) - El Informe de Derechos Humanos 2011 por el Departamento de Estado de EE.UU. encontró que aun cuando el gobierno cambió de Preval a Martelly, la corrupción "sigue siendo generalizada en todos los sectores ya todos los niveles de gobierno", donde "los funcionarios a menudo involucrados en prácticas corruptas con impunidad ". Según el presidente de la Asociación de Port-au-Prince Bar, el informe de 2012 parece ser aún peor, ya que tendrá en cuenta las denuncias formuladas por la periodista Nuria Piera Dominicana y los acontecimientos que se han producido recientemente en la Parlamento de Haití, entre otros.
The U.S. State Department report took note of the involvement of the Ministry of the Interior in the previous election as it financed the campaigns of at least a dozen candidates and paid salaries to another 10 sitting members of parliament.
It was noted that the two government anticorruption bodies, the ULCC, Unit in the Fight Against Corruption and the UCREF, Central Unit of Financial Intelligence, have refused to pursue allegations of embezzlement and corruption.
The human rights report also took note that the former President-for-Life Jean-Claude Duvalier who remains close to the Martelly administration was not charged after receiving “a substantial number of plaintiffs” who filed cases against him for corruption, torture and murder. It is the consensus that pressure from the Martelly administration would not allow Duvalier to be charged for high crimes.
The report also reads:
The vast majority of government officials, even by the end of 2011, had not declared their assets as required by law. Only the former President Rene Preval and Prime Minister, at the time, Garry Conille, had done so. The State Department report took note of this.
In regards to transparency, the report said there is no law requiring public access to government information.
Corruption has Worsened
An analysis of the report by the Chairman of the Port-au-Prince Bar Association, Stanley Gaston, found that a 2012 analysis of corruption in Haiti would be even worse, taking into account recent events.
”For the year 2012, the report is going to be even more grave because if you look at all the scandals that we are faced with today.”
”If you look at the comportment of the parliamentarians. You get the impression that in the Haitian Parliament things are done by what you are offering. This means to say, in this country everything is money. There isn’t value in any other thing.”
”In the executive government there is the same perception, on the level of the judiciary it is the same perception, this makes more than 10 years that Haiti has been given the last place in the international reports.”
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