US State Department Secretary thanks Canada for imposing its “leadership” and “close coordination” sanctions Haitian citizens and the Caribbean provide assistance to the country at a time when it is in the grip of a deep crisis at all levels.
Antony J. Blinken and Canadian Foreign Minister Melanie Jolie had a phone call in which “continued support for Haiti” was one of the topics of discussion.
Blinken expressed appreciation for “Canada’s leadership and close coordination with the United States sanctions and security support haiti The State Department informed about this on its website.
Similarly, the US Department of Foreign Relations defended the US commitment, confirmed by the Secretary of State during the negotiations, to “strengthen the capacity of the national police”. haiti provide humanitarian aid and support a political settlement led by haiti,
takes place on the eve of the call between the Chancellor north american leaders summit which will be held later this month in Mexico City and where it is expected that such issues migration Because there has been a significant increase in immigrants entering the US from its southern border, which separates it from Mexico.
Status of haiti
after the request for help made by the first Haitian ariel henryThe United States and Canada have primarily focused on restricting Haitian citizens who allegedly have links with US armed gangs and influence to further destabilize the Caribbean country.
The most recent sanctions have been jointly issued on 4 November against Haitian politicians Joseph Lambert and Yuri Latorteau, who are accused of participating in drug-trafficking activities.
Lambert is the Acting President of the Senate haiti and has held political office for 20 years and Yuri Latorteau is a former senator and longtime politician.
“Joseph Lambert and Yuri Latorteau abused their official positions to smuggle drugs and collaborated with criminal and gang networks to undermine the rule of law in Haiti,” At the time, the Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence said, Brian E Nelson.
Whereas Canada said it had reason to believe that both Joseph Lambert and Yuri Latourteau used their civil service positions to protect and enable illegal activities of armed criminal gangs, including money laundering and other forms of corruption. Works are included, so it will freeze any assets. may be in their area.
On November 19, Canada also imposed sanctions on three other members of Haiti’s political elite, Senator Ronnie Célestin, former Senator Hervé Fourcand and former Congressman Gary Bodeau, alleging they were involved in gross and systematic human rights violations in the Caribbean country. are attached.
former president of haiti Michael Martley It is also among those sanctioned by Canada.
Last December, Canadian Foreign Minister Melanie Jolie announced sanctions against three members of the economic elite of haiti, Gilbert Biggio, Reynol Dib y Sheriff Abdullah For allegedly providing illegal financial and operational support to armed gangs.
Both the sanctions imposed by Canada and the US prohibit their citizens from participating in activities related to any assets of those on the list or providing financial or related services to them, as well as freezing assets that have been sanctioned. given. ,