Haitian Senators are pictured during their investiture ceremony in the Haitian Parliament on January 09, 2017 in Port-au-Prince. They are currently debating the country’s budget, which has triggered outrage among Haitians living in the diaspora because of a $159 income tax fee.
Haitian Senators are pictured during their investiture ceremony in the Haitian Parliament on January 09, 2017 in Port-au-Prince. They are currently debating the country’s budget, which has triggered outrage among Haitians living in the diaspora because of a $159 income tax fee. HECTOR RETAMAL AFP/Getty Images
Haitian Senators are pictured during their investiture ceremony in the Haitian Parliament on January 09, 2017 in Port-au-Prince. They are currently debating the country’s budget, which has triggered outrage among Haitians living in the diaspora because of a $159 income tax fee. HECTOR RETAMAL AFP/Getty Images

Haitians abroad give their country $2 billion a year. Now the government wants more.

September 01, 2017 01:16 PM

UPDATED September 02, 2017 09:45 PM

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  • Years of unchecked corruption hamper Haiti's development

    Beauplan's commission recently released a 656-page report on the management of $2 billion in loans that Haiti received as part of Venezuela's PetroCaribe discounted oil program. The investigation accuses 15 former government officials, including two former prime ministers and current President Jovenel Moïse's chief of staff, of corruption and poor management.