DIPLOMATS FOR SALE
Screening of the movie | Q&A with the authors
By Al Jazeera Investigative Unit | Qatar, 50’
Screening in original language with English subtitles
How much would you pay to live tax free, be immune from arrest and be allowed to carry bags through borders without being searched? This is all possible… if you buy a diplomatic passport. The investigation uncovers how a secretive trade in diplomatic appointments has helped to provide criminals with immunity from prosecution while keeping some Caribbean politicians in power.
The 18-month investigation describes how and why Dominica and Grenada have appointed foreigners to be their ambassadors around the world. The investigation includes the untold story of an Iranian fraudster who became Dominica’s Ambassador to Malaysia.
Producers obtained exclusive documents establishing that hundreds of thousands of dollars were paid to Dominican Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit to help him win re-election in 2014.