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FIFA officials arrested for stealing money meant for Haiti earthquake

FIFA officials arrested for stealing money meant for Haiti earthquake

Here are the FIFA officials involved stealing $750,000 meant for Haiti earthquake. Jack Warner, Jeffrey Webb, Alfredo Hawit and Juan Angel Napout.

Jack Warner, a former FIFA Executive Committee member, and President of CONCACAF until his suspension and eventual resignation in 2011, and his successor Jeffrey Webb from Cayman Islands, have been accused of misappropriating money amounting around £500,000 ($750,000) intended to help the 2010 Haiti earthquake victims. Jack Warner is a Trinidad and Tobago politician and businessman. Jack Warner and Jeffrey Webb have committed many and various acts of misconduct repeatedly and have pleaded guilty to seven charges. As per US attorney general Loretta Lynch, their extent of betrayal is truly outrageous. Jeffrey Webb was arrested in last May, but he is out on bail. On May 27th, Jack Warner also surrendered himself to police in his native Trinidad, but after spending a night in custody, was later released on bail. Two more FIFA officials, Alfredo Hawit (Honduras) and Juan Angel Napout (Paraguay), were arrested on December 3, 2015, in a widening bribery case during a pre-dawn raid at the Baur au Lac hotel in Zurich on suspicion "of accepting bribes of millions of dollars". This was the second raid in this downtown Zurich hotel after May 27, 2015, that sparked the FIFA corruption crisis.

As per news sources, the US Justice Department has filed charges on bribes and kickbacks against 16 FIFA officials amounting £130 million ($200 million) following an investigation by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division (IRS-CI). Danny Jordaan, the Mayor of Port Elizabeth, as well as president of the South African Football Association, once admitted of paying $10 million to a football body led by Jack Warner in 2008 for hosting the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

FIFA has officially confirmed the allegation that Warner, who is presently fighting extradition from Trinidad to the USA, has diverted a fund of $750,000 provided by FIFA and the Korean Football Association intended for victims of the 2010 Haiti earthquake.

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The Clinton's accused for wasting Haiti recovery fund

The Clinton's accused for wasting Haiti recovery fund

Six years after the earthquake, a majority of Haiti is still in disrepair. In last March, some Haitians protested outside of the Clinton Foundation in New York. As per their claim 'Clinton Foundation' has stolen ¡°billions of dollars¡± which was meant to help rebuild Haiti after the devastating 2010 earthquake. In an earlier protest in January, they had alleged that the Foundation wasted money more than $10 billion and awarded contracts to non-Haitian companies where Haiti was used as a cover to receive kickbacks. The activists claimed that Bill Clinton stole that amount of money through the 'Haiti Reconstruction Commission' which was headed by none other than himself and the evidence of these crimes, over 32,000 emails, were deleted by Hillary Clinton from her email account which was connected to a privately-owned server, instead of government email accounts maintained on secured federal servers. A book published in March 2015, was titled as "Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich.¡± The book investigates the connections between the Clintons' wealth, the Clinton Foundation, and decisions Hillary Clinton made as the Secretary of State.

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Grief and pride marking Haiti earthquake Anniversary in mural

Grief and pride marking Haiti earthquake Anniversary in mural

This artwork created in February 2011 by Averette represents Grief and pride painted into a colorful mural on NE 2nd Ave. & 79th Street in Miami Little Haiti.The painting was unveiled for the first anniversary of the Haiti's massive earthquake.

In February 2011, to commemorate the first anniversary of Haiti's massive earthquake, the country's grief and pride were painted and unveiled in a prominent corner in the Little Haiti neighborhood on NE 2nd Avenue and 79th Street. The mural shows tears running down from the faces of Haiti's beloved revolutionary heroes, a young girl stitching together the red and blue fields of Haiti's flag. Even the sky over the head looks pale and sad. It is a true reproduction of the feelings of the Haitian people. However, this trauma cannot be continued forever. As per Rev. Reginald Jean-Mary, the pastor of Notre Dame d'Haïti, grief and blame must give way to hope and courage to fight for Haiti's future. On Wednesday, January 12, 2011, a Candlelight Ceremony was held to commemorate the victims and survivors of the earthquake, followed by the unveiling of the murals. The MLK Community Mural Project (Moving the Lives of Kids Community Mural Project), along with 12 artists from Miami and Haiti and several other local students painted a 50,000-square-foot mural on 79th Street and Northeast Second Avenue, in the heart of Little Haiti.

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Hillary Clinton, Rene Preval, Kenneth Merten, Jean-Max Bellerive, Cheryl Mills

Hillary Clinton, Rene Preval, Kenneth Merten, Jean-Max Bellerive, Cheryl Mills

Here is a picture of Secretary of state Hillary Clinton, Haitian President Rene Preval, Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive, US embassador Kenneth Merten and Cheryl Mills, chief of staff to Hillary Clinton, together under a tent following the devastating Haiti earthquake of 2010

One, Former President Bill Clinton helped raised millions of dollars for the country. As bothe Bill and Hillary Clinton stated Haiti was the first place they visited after their wedding in 1975.

However, the delivery of the help collected was not very successful. The brother of Hillary Clinton, Tony Rodham, as rumored to ha e been involved in insider deals in Haiti. Other criticised the family for their closeness with President Michel Martelly, whom many think did not do a good job managing the country

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Chelsea Clinton email Dad, Mom on Haitian relief incompetence

Chelsea Clinton email Dad, Mom on Haitian relief incompetence

Chelsea Clinton in an email to her mother and father explained some of the problems see has been able to observe regarding the Haitian relief efforts.

Recently, on September 1, the U.S State Department has released an email from Chelsea Clinton, addressed to her "Dad" and "Mom". In the email sent, sometime in 2010 after Chelsea's four days visit to Haiti, she did warn her parents that the United Nation's handling of international relief efforts in Haiti excepting UNICEF was a disaster; an immediate change in the organization, management, accountability and delivery paradigm on the ground is needed. Otherwise, we have to confront with the deaths of thousands of children of diarrhea, dysentery, typhoid and other water-related diseases in the near future. Her criticisms were mainly focused on the efforts of the UN and international NGOs. She had described the UN people as "frequently out of touch," "anachronistic at best and arrogant and incompetent at worst," The story does not end here....

During the period when Hillary Clinton was with the State Department as Secretary of State between January 21, 2009 to February 1, 2013, the USAID had disbursed $3.6 billion for Haitian "earthquake relief". At the same time, her husband, former US president Bill Clinton, was collecting money on behalf of Haiti to his own private foundation from foreign governments. When Hillary Clinton resigned from the State Department, her brother Tony Rodham, out of the blue, luckily got an appointment as a director of a company which had managed to acquire a lucrative gold mining contract in Haiti. Haitian lawyer and human rights activist, Ezili Dantò has accused Bill Clinton responsible for $6 billion collected on account of Haitian relief fund. Dantò has claimed that only 1% of this amount was made available to the Haitian government.

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Red Cross used Haiti donations to reduce deficit and pay overhead

Red Cross used Haiti donations to reduce deficit and pay overhead

Here is a picture of several Haitians, each awarded a box of goodies from the Red Cross. They were the charity organization to receive the largest amount of donations for relief efforts to Haiti after the 2010 earthquake. However the Red Cross used most of the fund to reduce their own accumulated deficits and pay their foreign employees huge salaries.

Red Cross steals Hundreds of Millions from Haiti Earthquake Relief

When Haiti was blown off its foundations by the 2010 earthquake, the international community responded, donating hundreds of millions of dollars. The Red Cross was the biggest donor at half a billion.

Suspicious because only six homes had been built in the last five years by the Red Cross, ProPublica investigated, discovering the agency used $100 million to lower their debts and another one-third of donations to cover their overhead.

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Fraction of $9B pledged got to Haiti, Raoul Peck in Fatal Assistance

Fraction of $9B pledged got to Haiti, Raoul Peck in Fatal Assistance

A revelation made by Raoul Peck in Fatal Assistance. A fraction of $9B pledged got to Haiti

Many have long said that the aid funds to Haiti have dried up, now comes news from one filmmaker, Raoul Peck, who delivered the documentary, "Fatal Assistance" recently, that the majority of the 9 billion dollars raised by celebrities such as Wyclef Jean, Beyonce, and Sean Penn, didn't even reach the country. In the film that opened in Harlem, New York, Peck made the claim saying that the plan for the pledged funds, to have come in from worldwide foundations, failed miserably. It has led the Maysles Documentary Center to call for a cessation of the current policies regarding aid to Haiti.

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Protesters outside Clinton Foundation, asking about missing Haiti Recovery fund

Protesters outside Clinton Foundation, asking about missing Haiti Recovery fund

Here is the picture of a group of Haitian protesters gathering outside of the Clinton Foundation office in New York City on the 5th anniversary of the Haiti earthquake to demand explanation for the $10 billion that was collected to help rebuild Haiti

Protestors accuse Clinton Foundation of Misspending Funds for Earthquake Recovery

Some of the Haitian Diaspora amassed in front of the Clinton Foundation offices in Harlem to protest $10 billion in recovery funds was misspent on Haiti's reconstruction. They said the bulk of the money was given to non-Haitian firms. They targeted CF because it spearheaded the recovery efforts.

One protestor asserted earthquake survivors are living in tent cities ". . . while bill Clinton and his cronies . . . waste this money."

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Leogane, the epicenter of the 7.0 magnitude Earthquake

Leogane, the epicenter of the 7.0 magnitude Earthquake

Léogâne was at the epicenter of the 7.0 magnitude 12 January 2010 earthquake
Léogâne's second bout with an earthquake measuring 7.0 or higher on the Richter scale was more devastating for the small town than it was for anywhere else in Haiti. Between 80-90% of the infrastructure, including all government buildings, a precious school and part of a hospital were lost.

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The 2010 Earthquake that hit Haiti

The 2010 Earthquake that hit Haiti

The devastating earthquake of 2010 that had hit Haiti took its toll by killing 316,000 people and injuring another 300,000. Apart from that, 1.3 million people were displaced with total of 97,294 houses being destroyed and another 188,383 being destroyed alone in Port-au-Prince. Petit Paradis was hit by a local tsunami that claimed at least 4 lives. Other areas like Les Cayes, Jacmel, Luly, Petit Goave, Anse a Galets and Leogane were also hit by local tsunamis.

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