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Haiti’s bishops decry ‘organised robbery’

Thousands of Haitians took to the streets of the capital recently as they called for President Jovenel Moïse to step down. He is responsible, according to the High Court of Auditors, for the mismanagement and disappearance of the funds of PetroCaribe.

Two weeks ago, judges of the High Court of Auditors, in a 600-page report, laid out a litany of examples of suspected corruption and mismanagement of PetroCaribe, a development programme sponsored by Venezuela.

The Bishops’ Conference of Haiti (CEH) reacted to this new case of mismanagement: “We have read with caution and dismay the two reports issued by the Supreme Audit Office (CSC/CA) on the management of projects financed by the PetroCaribe funds,” reads the note of the Bishops sent to Agenzia Fides, the news agency.

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