Via The Huffington Post, an article by Georgianne Nienaber—a reporter I've come to respect: Was Brazilian Diplomat in Haiti Fired for Slamming UN and NGOs? Excerpt (but read the whole thing, and follow the links in the original):
When Brazilian diplomat Ricardo Seitenfus, was abruptly ousted as special representative of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Haiti on Christmas day, timing proved to be everything. The story has barely created a ripple of controversy in the US media.
Seitenfus, a respected Brazilian diplomat and scholar, made statements to the Swiss newspaper LeTemps that criticized international meddling in general and the United Nations and NGOs in particular. The Latin American Herald Tribune confirms Seitenfus was fired and did not quit, citing a source that demanded anonymity.
The United States may be successful in "managing" lame duck president Rene Préval as the Wikileaks Haitian cables 09PORTAUPRINCE575, DECONSTRUCTING PREVAL suggest, but so far the US State Department has been unable to manage the international press, notably the Swiss and the Swedish, as they continually break compelling stories of candid remarks by diplomats assigned to Haiti.
Recall that it was the Swedish who broke the story that cholera originated from the United Nations (MINUSTAH) camp in the central plateau Artibonite River Valley while MINUSTAH was in full denial mode.
So what did Seitenfus say that has ruffled so many feathers?
In response the presence of MINUSTAH in Haiti, Seitenfus advocated on behalf of Haitians who feel that the United Nations has worn out its welcome.
Seitenfus said that the U.N. had "imposed" U.N. troops in Haiti and that Haiti's "proximity" to the United States accounts for "negative attention from the international system," making Haitians "prisoners on their own island."