Friday, June 21, 2019 ((rezonodwes.com)) – The Ambassador of Antigua and Barbuda to the United States and the Organization of American States Ronald Sanders revealed that the OAS delegation stayed in Haiti on Wednesday, June 19, had moved “without any discussion or mandate from the Permanent Council,” reported Caribbean News Service.
The diplomat denounced this state of affairs for ignoring the established procedures and the authority in the Organization of American States (OAS), believing that the results of this unauthorized delegation of the OAS to Haiti remained to be seen and that the first information reported by the US public service broadcaster, Voice of America ( VOA), indicates a hostile reaction so far.
“Instead of acting under the authority of the Permanent Council after deliberation and decision, the visit of a delegation to Haiti seems to have been arranged between the Ambassador of the Republic, the United States, Carlos Trujillo, and the Secretary General, Luis Almagro in response to a letter of invitation from the Government of Haiti which, very unusually, has not been distributed to OAS member countries as is the norm “, regretted Sanders.  The Haitian letter, dated June 14, according to the Miami Herald newspaper, has still not been distributed to OAS member states today, said the diplomat, who is also principal investigator at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies of the United States. University of London and Massey College, University of Toronto.
Sanders recalled President Jovenel Moïse's involvement with the Superior Court of Accounts, which indexed several of the head of state's companies in the scandal of the squandering of the funds of the PetroCaribe Haiti program.
He also cited a May 2019 report on Haiti produced by the Institute of the Americas for Justice and Democracy claiming that: Tet Kale administration “has committed human rights violations, violated the rule of law and has mismanaged the economy, “pointing to imperfect elections, a dysfunctional justice system and economic policies that have impoverished the majority of Haitians.
Contacted by Rezo Nòdwès, OAS Communications Officer, Gonzalo Espariz, did not answer our questions about the nature and purpose of this “mission”, just referring to the laconic tweet with the photo of the two members of the delegation with President Moise and his Minister of Foreign Affairs, Edmond Bocchit