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King Kino, Tonton Bicha, Artists for Jovenel Working to Stop Mobilization says Matyas

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While sectors of authors, artists, private, civil society, organizations, local and abroad, are joining in to call for the resignation of President Jovenel Moïse and prosecutions of those implicated in corrupting the Petrocaribe fund and orchestrating the La Saline massacre, a group of artists, led by King Kino, are playing the role of shills for the Head of State according to Comedian Matyas.

Matyas released a press note and has been making the rounds on Haitian media to speak of his experience with the group of artists calling themselves the Coalition of Haitian Artists (KAA).

KAA released a note to the press on September 29, 2019. Matyas was to be a part of the group that issued the note but was removed for his demands to include the call for the resignation of president, Petrocaribe and La Saline prosecutions.

Matyas says that Lord Kinomorsa Divers, known as King Kino, told him that during the drafting of the group's letter, President Jovenel Moïse had called his phone at least 5 times to micromanage the wording of the note.

KAA's divergence from the request of Haitians protesting in the streets are these:

  • KAA does not support the calls for resignation of President Jovenel Moïse who is cited by the Supreme Court of Auditors and Administrative Disputes (CSCCA) for fraud, corruption and embezzlement of the Petrocaribe fund.
  • KAA supports an extra-institutional audit of the Petrocaribe fund, such as President Moïse's request that the Organization of American States (OAS) perform an audit to undermine that of the CSCCA.
  • KAA makes no mention of the massacres in which the government orchestrating street gangs and police, is implicated, namely, La Saline.
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