June 3, 2015
The CEP action was no unexpected since President Martelly made it clear he was against a Lamothe Presidency because this might see Lamothe arrest more of his friends, like La Familia, Recif, and others who have been active in the drug and kidnap business.
The recent Martelly act to free La Familia and Recif, in spite of their obvious guilt was a message. For the courts to return their illegally gained cash, including ransom money, sent a blunt message as to Michel Martelly’s values which are direct opposite to those he claimed, during his campaign for President.
During his campaign, Martelly promised two things, a free Education for all children, and Security. “Haitians will be able to sleep with their doors open.” Martelly promised to seek criminals wherever they were – “even if they were members of his family.”
He also promised to deal with the Aristide situation – a promise that was important to the international community.