Haiti reveals a “colossal loss” of 4 million dollars of corruption
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A soccer field that was paid for but never built. A school that has diverted resources from its students. A mayor who ran city hall from his mother’s house and avoided property taxes.
Officials say these acts of corruption and dozens of other alleged acts of corruption have cost the Haitian government a “colossal loss” of some 500 million gourdes ($4 million) at a time when state infrastructure are collapsing in a context of political instability and worsening poverty.