Published On: Fri, Oct 21st, 2016

Letter to the President of Parlatino

Respected President,

Schotte2Today, I read in a Curaçao newspaper that a delegation of the Curaçao parliament is currently in Quito, Ecuador, attending a Parlatino congress.

To my surprise, I noted that former Curaçao prime minister Mr. Gerrit Schotte is part of the Curaçao delegation. Mr. Gerrit Schotte was recently sentenced to three years in jail for among others corruption, money laundering and filing a false police report. In addition, he was excluded from taking a seat in the Curaçao parliament for a period of 5 years.

For me it is an outrage that the Curaçao parliament decided to have itself represented at the Quito, Ecuador Parlatino congress by a convict. However, now that the Curaçao parliament has proven to lack even the most basic sense of decency, I kindly request the Parlatino organization to take a stand and strongly disagree with the presence of convicts at its congresses. Mr. Gerrit Schotte should be expelled immediately from your congress and the Curaçao parliament should be severely reprimanded for sending convicts to Parlatino gatherings.

The presence of Mr. Gerrit Schotte at the Quito, Ecuador Parlatino congress is an outrage, a shame and gives the Parlatino organization and the island of Curaçao a very bad name.

I trust that the Parlatino President will take appropriate actions.

Best regards,

Margaret Smeets

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