On January 12, 2010, the Caribbean nation of Haiti experienced a devastating earthquake, which took more than 100,000 lives and left 200,000+ injured and 900,000+ homeless; about 10 percent of the country’s population. It was one of the Western hemisphere’s greatest natural disasters, and nations like the United States rushed to the aid of Haiti; one of the world’s poorest nations to help the country’s citizens recover and rebuild. The Obama administration, working via Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, appointed former presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush coordinators of U.S. relief efforts. Bill Clinton specifically was put in charge of billions of dollars that flowed from the U.S. and other nations to Haiti.
To date, the U.S. alone has given over $3.1 billion via its United States Agency for International Development (USAID) organization which works out to more than $300 for each Haitian citizen. Who benefited from all this aid? Perhaps unsurprisingly, almost no Haitians.More than six years after the disaster, much damage and ruin from the calamity are still in evidence. Many of those made homeless are still without permanent housing. Almost none of the money given in aid ended up going to the people who need it the most. The money went instead, to foreign governments, private companies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) such as the Red Cross.
The Red Cross alone took in as much as $486 million for relief efforts yet ended up building a mere six homes in its relief efforts, as a recent audit of that organization’s efforts discovered. (It should be noted that the CEO of the American Red Cross, Gail McGovern, receives a salary of more than $1,000,000 per year.) One-third of each of the US AID dollars went to reimbursing the U.S. military for its intervention actions. More than $220 million went to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, about $150 million went to the U.S. Department of Agriculture and $350 million went straight back to US AID. By some estimates, only one cent of every dollar made it to the government of Haiti.
For other countries helping with relief efforts, the split was similar. After accounting for military’s, civilian entities, NGOs, private contractors and the Red Cross, as little as one percent of the money made it to the Haitian government.In the wake of the disaster, the government of Haiti set up the Interim Haiti Recovery Commission (IHRC), co-chaired by Bill Clinton and former Haitian Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive. Nearly 1500 government contracts were awarded to companies providing relief aid. The U.S. Ambassador to Haiti at the time, Kenneth Merten, sent a cable to Hillary Clinton’s State Department entitled, “The Gold Rush Is On.” Out of the nearly 1500 contracts, just 23 were awarded to Haitian companies; nearly 40 percent of the contracts were awarded to companies in the Washington, D.C. area.
A number of members of the IHRC later wrote a letter saying that it was Clinton and Bellerive who made many of the most important monetary decisions early in the recovery process, effectively shutting them out. A number of Haitian groups even had trouble getting into the meetings where discussions about the aid were ongoing; most of the meetings were not held or translated into Creole, one of the two national languages of Haiti. Haiti claimed decisions were not made in Haitians’ best interests. Many groups further claimed that the Clinton’s were closely connected to individuals who benefited highly from government contracts following the earthquake. One of those close connections was Irish billionaire Denis O’Brien, the founder of cellphone company Digicel, which set up an emergency method for Haitians to transfer money via their cellphones. Digicel received millions of dollars in money from USAID for this effort.
Clinton appointed O’Brien the chairman of the Haiti Action Network, an outreach program of the Clinton Foundation’s Clinton Global Initiative. In a cover story in Esquire magazine, Bill Clinton was quoted as saying, “Wouldn’t it be great if [Haiti] became the first [100%] wireless nation in the world? They could, I’m telling you; they really could.” I am not sure what happened except to say the former president’s vision did not come to pass, Digicel was able to earn a tidy $50 million from their disaster-recovery efforts in just six months. By 2012, the company had managed to take over 80 percent of the country’s cellphone market and made more money in Haiti than in any of the firm’s other global divisions. In the meantime, Bill Clinton gave a $225,000 speech at an event Digicel sponsored in Jamaica while O’Brien made multi-million-dollar donations to the Bill and Hillary’s Clinton Foundation.
Haitian President EXPOSES the Clinton Foundation: “Hillary Clinton tried to bribe me!”
This is only one of many, many instances of quid pro quo (or pay to play) which has been discovered in her many missing but found again emails. It’s because of stories like this that many people have questioned the altruistic nature of the Clinton Foundation. When you read this you have to come to one of two conclusions. Either she is a crook and only cares about money and enriching herself and her family or she is completely incompetent. Either one makes her a poor choice for president of the United States.
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