Miami-Dade County Commissioner Esteban Bovo calls for investigation into Odebrecht contracts in Miami

It was a slap in the face of South Florida’s Cuban exile community. While working huge projects for Cuba’s murderous Castro dictatorship, the corrupt Brazilian engineering firm Odebrecht was also being awarded contracts from local governments in Miami.

Now, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Esteban Bovo is calling for an investigation.

Via El Nuevo Herald (my translation):

Commissioner calls for investigation into contracts with Odebrecht in Miami

This Friday Miami-Dade County Commissioner Esteban Bovo Jr. called for an investigation into all the contracts awarded by local governments to the Brazilian firm Odebrecht after it was learned the firm had multi-million dollar construction contracts in Cuba.

In a statement released by the commissioner’s office, who was elected in 2012, he expressed his consistent opposition to the South Florida county, the most populous in the state, from entering into any contracts with the firm, which is embroiled in a bribery scandal in nations in the Americas and Africa.

Bovo said Odebrecht is “an entity that puts its financial interests above liberty and human rights, as is seen in their collaboration with the Castro regime.”

This week the Miami Herald published a report, which exposed that between 2010 and 2015, millions of dollars were paid for projects in Cuba without explanation, among them the modernization of the Port of Mariel west of Havana and the expansion of airports.

Payments were also made in Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, and other Latin American countries through shell companies controlled by the Brazilian construction firm.

Continue reading (in Spanish) HERE.

2 thoughts on “Miami-Dade County Commissioner Esteban Bovo calls for investigation into Odebrecht contracts in Miami”

  1. Por dinero baila el mono. There are always slimy, shameless opportunists, always, and outfits like Odebrecht depend on it.

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