Washington, September 22. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) president, Mauricio Claver-Caron, this Thursday accused the Joe Biden-led government of handing the bank to China “on a silver platter”, following journalistic reports from the board of directors. suggest. recommends his removal from his post.
“It is beyond sarcasm that China managed to join the IDB during the Barack Obama administration and now the Biden administration is handing it over to the silver platter again,” Clever-Caron said in the statement by email to Efe.
The manager also called it “shameful” that anonymous US sources are speaking to the press before addressing them personally and that the United States is not defending Americans against “clearly fabricated information.”
Hours ago, unnamed sources leaked to the media that the IDB’s board of directors had recommended the sacking of Clever-Caron and that the decision was now in the hands of the board of governors.
According to some media published in April, IDB is planning to hire an outside company to investigate Clever-Caron, following a complaint against him after having an intimate relationship with an employee, in violation of the bank’s code of conduct. was.
In its day, Clever-Caron attributed the complaint to an “anonymous political and media campaign” inspired by bank employees.
An American of Cuban origin, Clever-Caron was elected the head of the IDB in September 2020 on the proposal of the then US President Donald Trump (2017-2021).