Haitian radio stations and TV outlets have been asked to suppress details, however, sources suggest that the PRC representative to Haiti has been kidnapped and has not been released as of this morning.
Who could do this?
What are the motives?
Some suggest Dominican involvement, as they attempt to derail Haiti’s opportunity to develop rapidly, with the support of the international community.
Some suggest Aristide, for his own motivations.
While others suggest that it is an effort to destabilize the Martelly government, removing President Martelly from the game.
His recent visit to Cuba and meetings with Chavez, followed by criticism of the American embargo against Cuba has show a level of diplomatic stupidity unequaled in the Third World.
Martelly’s earlier support for Palestinian statehood – with no possible benefit for Haiti – managed to alienate Israel.
Does this rumored crime have some sort of association with Laurent Lamothe’s recent move to abandon Taiwan for the People’s Republic of China.
The PRC recent had a team in Haiti trying to gain a hold. They proposed a $2.5 billion project in Gonaives for mining of copper and silver.
During the Preval presidency, the PRC offered him $200,000,000 to withdraw Taiwan’s recognition. Even Preval would not do this but we do not have any such faith in Laurent Lamothe’s common sense.
The Martelly team has a grab the money and run mentality.
Has this gross attitude formed a basis upon which someone could justify the suicidal concept of kidnapping a foreign ambassador??
No matter what, this action – following the big investment conference – is a message to all involved. No one is safe from attack. And this assault on the Chinese representative will cause a great loss of face for the PRC.
The immediate future will be a dangerous time for all.