Mauricio Claver Caron is on the verge of impeachment, supported by the Biden government. He said the White House was handing over the bank to China “on a silver platter”.
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) president, Mauricio Claver Caron, backed by Joe Biden’s government, came out to oppose the executive board’s decision to recommend his dismissal: “it’s embarrassing”He said the Treasury “does not protect American interests” and condemned it. The United States is handing the bank over to China “on a silver platter”.
The 47-year-old Cuban-American was nominated by former President Donald Trump and became the first non-Latin American official to lead the organization in 2020, defeating Argentina. Gustavo Belize.
But on Thursday, he got a big blow, when group unanimously approved the submission of a request for his removal to the Board of Governors after an independent investigation found “evidence” that he retained ora romantic relationship with a higher official of the agency, whose internal rules prohibit such contact between its members.
The investigative firm Davis Polk’s report also suggests that Clever Caron had increased women’s wages by more than 40% and this created a fear of retaliation in the work environment.
Soon after becoming aware of the board’s decision, a Treasury spokesman said he supported the dismissal because the IDB was needed. “Leadership Change”. Clever Caron came out hours later to respond: “It is shameful that the United States and the Bank commented to the press before notifying me and that the Treasury does not defend Americans against clearly fabricated information.”
He added: “It is beyond sarcasm that China found its way into the IDB during the Obama administration and” Now Biden officials are handing it back on a silver platterA few days after the initial anonymous malicious campaign was shown to be baseless,” he said.
The complaint originated in March by an email sent anonymously to executive directors, who hired an independent firm to conduct relevant inquiries. Clever Caron refused to hand over his cell phone and the contents of his personal email, while always stating that the allegations were false and condemning it. It had no “due process”.
The advisory’s report to the board was confidential, but was leaked to the press. Also on Thursday, the decision of the board of directors to take up the board of governors, which will vote on the final decision these days, was disclosed. IDB did not officially confirm the board’s move.
But Clever Caron’s fortunes have practically been cast because the United States, the bank’s main shareholder, gave him the thumbs up. The Treasury said last night: “After a thorough, independent and credible investigation found misconduct that violated the principles and values of the Inter-American Development Bank, and after consultation with its allies, the removal of the President of the United States of America.” Supports.idb”.
“Resident Clever-Caron’s refusal to fully cooperate with the investigation, and the creation of an atmosphere of fear of retaliation between employees and borrowing countries, has undermined the confidence of bank employees and shareholders and prompted a change in leadership.” The need is for the United States of America to support an expedited resolution of the Board of Governors,” he said.
In the environment of Clever Caron, he suspects that there is a political conspiracy behind the anonymous complaint and is the victim of a “witch hunt”, as he described it. Clarion, Why? Official fight against corruption and Chinese influence in the organization, Over the past decade, Beijing has increased the money supply for loans from the IDB and seeks to increase its presence in Latin America.
The organization, key to financing the region, was responsible for $23.4 billion in financing and other financial commitments with Latin America and the Caribbean in 2021, according to data from the bank.
Close to the head of the bank, they also believe that the unidentified person behind the scandal uncovered the Argentine hand, who was hurt by Gustavo Belize’s displacement and for ideological reasons, as Clever is a Cuban “hawk”, living in Havana. Constantly criticizes the regime.
It is expected that a meeting of the Board of Governors will be held these days and necessary consent will be gathered for removal.