Via HaitiLibre.com: Haiti - Politic : The OAS would have dismissed Ricardo Seitenfus.
The news agency EFE, reported according to a diplomatic source who requested anonymity, that the Organization of American States (OAS) has taken the decision to dismiss from his duties its Special Representative in Haiti, Ricardo Seitenfus.
This dismissal comes two months before the end of the mission of diplomat and follows an interview that it had granted to the Swiss newspaper "Le Temps" which was published Monday, December 21, 2010.
24 hours after publication, Ricardo Seitenfus had been recalled by the OAS to explain his statements. Speculation about its dismissal, have multiplied throughout the week. It seems that the truths disseminated openly and widely reported by the media, obviously did not please to the OAS.
It only missing the official statement of the OAS to put an end to the career of the diplomat in this institution. The OAS sanctions, thus the courage of a man, whose only "wrong" is to have dared to say the truth publicly.
I've searched the OAS website and found a lot of items mentioning Seitenfus, but nothing about his dismissal from his position in Haiti. Here is the article in Le Temps, in French, that got him fired. A rough translation of part of his comments:
And bear in mind that this is a highly respected Brazilian academic who has represented the OAS in Haiti for two years. I'm surprised the story hasn't been picked up in the English-language media. Then again, I'm not.