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Profile: Charles Souffrant

 
  

Positions that Charles Souffrant has held:

  • Head of peasant organization Kozepe


 

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Charles Souffrant actively participated in the following events:

 
  

(Late January 2002)      Haiti Coup

       Lavalas Family (LF) deputy Nahoum Marcellus exposes a scandal involving the duty-free import of 70,000 metric tons of rice by Lavalas senators and representatives. They used the cover of a fake cooperative reportedly founded by FL Senator Mirlande Lib�rus (an Aristide Foundation director), Paul Preslet (a former Aristide Foundation director, current head of the National Bank of Credit), and Jonas Petit, the FL's official spokesman. Charles Souffrant, head of the peasant organization Kozepe, denounces the scheme which undermines the production of local rice and hurts Haiti's rice growers. The Haitian treasury lost some 117 million gourdes in customs duties and tax revenues as a result of the ploy. [Haiti-Progres, 2/6/2002]
People and organizations involved: Paul Preslet, Mirlande Lib←rus, Charles Souffrant, Nahoum Marcellus, Jonas Petit
          

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