Haitians protest corruption, misuse of oil funds

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Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Port-au-Prince on Sunday to demand an inquiry into the alleged misuse of funds set aside as part of the PetroCaribe program.

Protesters can be seen setting tire fires alight and marching through the streets, while security forces attempt to put out the flames.

The PetroCaribe program was put in place by late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez, and it allowed participating countries to purchase cheap petroleum products and the ability to pay their bills over an extended period of time at a one percent interest rate.

Earlier Haitian investigations into the misuse of nearly $2 billion pointed to several ministers of the current ruling party, but none have been brought to justice.

(Source: Ruptly)

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