Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (October 15, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (October 15, 2018) Location: Downtown Port au Prince area. Avenue Charles Sumner, near OAVCT and the Ministry of Social Affairs Event: Ongoing demonstration with burning barricades disrupting vehicular traffic. Actions to Take: Avoid the area Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince 011-509-2229-8000 acspap@state.gov State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444 Haiti Country Information Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) ...
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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (October 12, 2018)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (October 12, 2018) Location: Haiti Events: The Embassy has received notice of large demonstrations planned for Wednesday, October 17 in Port-au-Prince, and possibly other locations.  In response, out of an abundance of caution, the U.S. Embassy is consolidating employees in central locations.  Beginning at 7:00pm on Tuesday, October ...
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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (October 12, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (October 12, 2018) Location: Leogane and on Rt. National #2 Events: Violent demonstrations Actions to Take: Avoid the area Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince 011-509-2229-8000 acspap@state.gov State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444 Haiti Country Information Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates Follow us on Facebook  and Twitter
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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (October 8, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (October 8, 2018) Locations: 1)Airport road in Port-au-Prince, 2) Rt. National #9 near Cite Soleil in Port-au-Prince. Events: 1) The burning barricades along airport road from earlier today are now clear, 2) Reports of student demonstrations along Rt. National #9 near Cite Soleil. Actions to Take: Airport road: Exercise ...
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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (October 08, 2018)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (October 08, 2018) Location: Airport road.  Events: Reports of burning barricades. Actions to Take: Avoid the area. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince 011-509-2229-8000 acspap@state.gov State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444 Haiti Country Information Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates Follow us on Facebook  and Twitter
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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (October 5, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (October 5, 2018) Locations and Events: -Delmas 83 in front of the Ministry of Education Annex. Road blocks. -Cite Soleil on Blvd des Americains (Rte 9). Road blocks in both directions. -Champs-de-Mars near National Palace. Road blocks. -Leogane on Rte. National #2. Burning barricades and demonstrators throwing stones at passing motorists. ...
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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (October 5, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (October 5, 2018) Locations and Events: -Delmas 83 in fromt of the Ministry of Education Annex. Road blocks. -Cite Soleil on Blvd des Americains (Rte 9). Road blocks in both directions. -Champs-de-Mars near National Palace. Road blocks. -Leogane on Rte. National #2. Burning barricades and demonstrators throwing stones at passing motorists. ...
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U.S. Embassy Haiti Statement on Earthquake in Haiti

Final US Embassy Statement: The United States expresses its condolences and support to all of those in Haiti affected by the earthquake that struck the Artibonite, North and Northwest Departments on October 6. We continue to closely monitor the situation. The United States and Haiti are strategic partners and friends, and we stand ready to ...
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Ambassador Sison Speech at the Inauguration of the Infectious Disease Facility at St. Boniface

Madame Minister of Public Health, Representatives of the St. Boniface Foundation Invited Guests, I am pleased to be here, on behalf of the U.S. government, to celebrate the inauguration of this unparalleled facility for infectious disease treatment and emergency care. This space will not only prevent the spread of diseases like cholera and tuberculosis, but ...
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St. Boniface Haiti Foundation Inaugurates Infectious Disease

St. Boniface Haiti Foundation Inaugurates Infectious Disease and Emergency Care Center Supported by USAID/ASHA Grant Fond-des-Blancs, October 04, 2018 – U.S. Ambassador to Haiti Michele Sison joined the Haitian Ministry of Health, the St. Boniface Haiti Foundation, and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to inaugurate the new Center for Infectious Disease and ...
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Demonstration Alert Update: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (October 4, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (October 4, 2018) Location: Leogane, spilling out onto Rt. National #2 Events: Violent demonstration Actions to Take: Avoid the area Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince 011-509-2229-8000 acspap@state.gov State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444 Haiti Country Information Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates Follow us on Facebook  and Twitter
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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (October 2, 2018)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (October 2, 2018) Location: Rte. National #1 in the Arcahaie area Events: Reports of roadblocks, disrupting vehicular traffic in both directions Actions to Take: Avoid the area Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince 011-509-2229-8000 acspap@state.gov State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444 Haiti Country Information Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates Follow us on Facebook  and ...
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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (October 01, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (October 1, 2018) Location: Pelerin #05 on Kenscoff Road Events: Demonstration Actions to Take: Avoid the area Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince 011-509-2229-8000 acspap@state.gov State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444 Haiti Country Information Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates Follow us on Facebook and Twitter
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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (September 28, 2018)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (September 28, 2018) Location: Near the National Palace in front of the Ministry of Interior Events: Burning tires Actions to Take: Avoid the area Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince 011-509-2229-8000 acspap@state.gov State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444 Haiti Country Information Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates Follow us on Facebook  and ...
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Demonstration Alert-U.S. Embassy Port au Prince, Haiti, September 26, 2018

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (September 26, 2018) Location: Champ de Mars area outside the Ministry of Interior and Route National 2 in the Gressier area Events: Large protests. Actions to Take: Avoid the area. Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks or protests. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince 011-509-2229-8000 acspap@state.gov State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444 ...
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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (September 22, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (September 22, 2018) Location:  Route National 1 near Montrouis. Events:  Active protests on Route National 1 near Montrouis.  Please avoid this area until further notice. Actions to Take: Avoid the area Do not attempt to drive through barricades or protests. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince 011-509-2229-8000 acspap@state.gov State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444 ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Michele J. Sison at the event “Towards a Modernization of Haitian Criminal Law”

Good morning and I am honored to be here today to discuss such an important topic as the modernization of Haiti’s criminal justice legislation with you.  It is exciting to see so many from Haiti’s government, academia, civil society, and the media gathered to discuss the future of their country’s legal system, and the impact ...
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The U.S. Department of State supports the renovation of Maison Gauthier

The U.S. Department of State supports the renovation of Maison Gauthier through the Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation Program Port-au-Prince – The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince is pleased to announce the award of a $200,000 grant to the Fondation Maison Gauthier for the restoration and rehabilitation of the former home of Viviane Gauthier.  This grant is ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Michele J. Sison at the Democracy Dialogue Event

Good evening, Distinguished members of tonight’s panel, Distinguished senators and deputies, Members of the Electoral Commission, Political party leaders, Business leaders, representatives of the press, Members of civil society, ladies and gentlemen. It is great to see so many of you here this evening gathered to discuss the issues of democracy and governance. It’s really ...
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REMARKS BY PRESIDENT TRUMP TO THE 73RD SESSION OF THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release September 25, 2018 United Nations Headquarters New York, New York THE PRESIDENT:  Madam President, Mr. Secretary-General, world leaders, ambassadors, and distinguished delegates: One year ago, I stood before you for the first time in this grand hall.  I addressed the threats facing our world, ...
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Demonstration Alert (All Clear): U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (September 20, 2018)

Demonstration Alert (All Clear) – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (September 20, 2018) Location: Route National 2 between Leogane and Grand Goave in the Dufort area.  In Port-au-Prince, the following areas :Rue Capois, LaLue, Rue Lamarre, San Fils, Carrefour Peant, Delmas 18, Carrefour Aeroport, Route De Delmas, Route de Freres, Rue Metellus, Tribunal de Paix de PV, Route ...
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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (September 20, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (September 20, 2018) Location: Route National 2 between Leogane and Grand Goave in the Dufort area. Events: Protest. Actions to Take: Avoid the area. Do not attempt to drive through barricades or protests. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince 011-509-2229-8000 acspap@state.gov State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444 Haiti Country Information Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security ...
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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (September 20, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (September 20, 2018) Location: In Port-au-Prince, the following areas : Rue Capois LaLue Rue Lamarre San Fils Carrefour Peant Delmas 18 Carrefour Aeroport Route De Delmas Route de Freres Rue Metellus Tribunal de Paix de PV Route de Bourdon Ave Martin Luther King Turgeau Ave Christophe Place Dessalines La Cour ...
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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (September 19, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (September 19, 2018) Location: Rte National 2 near Fontamara Events: Reports of protests Actions to Take: Avoid the area Do not attempt to drive through barricades or protests. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince 011-509-2229-8000 acspap@state.gov State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444 Haiti Country Information Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates Follow us on Facebook  and ...
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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (September 18, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (September 18, 2018) Location:  Delmas 83 in front to the Ministry of Education Events: Reports of a protest at Delmas 83 in front to the Ministry of Education.  HNP is onsite, but protestors are throwing rocks at passing vehicles. Actions to Take: Avoid the area Do not attempt to ...
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U.S. Embassy Announces the 2018 Cohort of the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program

Port-au-Prince: The U.S. Embassy is proud to announce the 2018 cohort from Haiti for the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program .  This program will take place in September and October 2018 and will bring 250 young leaders from 36 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean to the United States.  This year we are pleased to announce that nine (9) ...
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U.S. Embassy Haiti Statement on Haiti’s New Government

The United States looks forward to working with Prime Minister Céant and the new Haitian government. We will continue to partner with Haiti to strengthen the rule of law and enhance public security; pursue economic growth through mobilized domestic resources and support for private investment; strengthen good governance, anti-corruption and counter narcotics efforts; and to ...
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Demonstration Alert-U.S. Embassy Port au Prince, Haiti, September 16, 2018

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti, (September 16, 2018) Location:  Rte de Delmas proceeding to Champ de Mars via John Brown. Events:  There is an ongoing protest on Rte de Delmas.  This protest is planning on proceeding to Champ de Mars via John Brown with Haitian National Police escort. Actions to Take:  Please avoid these areas. Assistance: ...
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Security Alert Update: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (September 14, 2018)

Security Alert Update – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (September 14, 2018) Location: Blvd 15 October in the area of Belvil Events: Reports of roadblocks near SunAuto and violent protests on Blvd 15 October in the area of Belvil. Actions to Take: Avoid the area Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince 011-509-2229-8000 acspap@state.gov State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444 Haiti Country Information Enroll in ...
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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (September 14, 2018)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (September 14, 2018) Location: Blvd 15 October in the area of Belvil Events: Reports of violent protests Actions to Take: Avoid the area Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince 011-509-2229-8000 acspap@state.gov State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444 Haiti Country Information Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates Follow us on Facebook  and ...
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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (September 13, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (September 13, 2018) Location:  Route National 1, north of St. Marc. Events:  Due to a fatal accident just north of St. Marc, Route National 1 is closed.  Demonstrators have blockaded the road. Actions to Take: Avoid the area. Do not attempt to drive through barricades or protests. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince 011-509-2229-8000 ...
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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (September 13, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (September 13, 2018) Location:  Route National 2 west of Miragoane. Events:  Route National 2 is currently closed west of Miragoane due to protests. Actions to Take: Avoid the area Do not attempt to drive through barricades or protests. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince 011-509-2229-8000 acspap@state.gov State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444 Haiti Country Information Enroll ...
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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (September 11, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (September 11, 2018) Location:  Route de Cazeau and Delmas 33, and Bernard Mevs Hospital Events: Reports of active protests, including burning tires, on Route de Cazeau near the intersection with Delmas 33. Additionally, reports of burning tires in front of Bernard Mevs Hospital.  Actions to Take: Avoid the area Do ...
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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (September 10, 2018)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (September 10, 2018) Location: Tabarre, and Route National 2. Events: Burning barricades are being reported in the Caradeux area of Tabarre. Route National 2 is still closed.  Actions to Take: Avoid the area Do not attempt to drive through barricades or protests. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince 011-509-2229-8000 acspap@state.gov State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 ...
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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (September 10, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (September 10, 2018) Location: Bernard Mevs hospital, Blvd Toussaint Louverture, Village Solidarite # 2, Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Events: There is currently a protest taking place at Bernard Mevs hospital.  Barricades have been erected around the hospital and protestors are throwing rocks at people trying to enter. Actions to Take: Avoid the ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (September 10, 2018)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (September 10, 2018) Location: Rt. National 1 in the Archaie area.  Also, Rt. National 2 in Carrefour. Events:  Rt. National 1 is now closed in the Archaie area due to road blocks. Rt. National 2 is still closed due to protests in Carefour. Burning tires continue to be reported ...
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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti, September 9, 2018

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (September 9, 2018) Location:  Petionville at Place St. Pierre to Bourdon and Champs de Mars. Events:  There is a planned protest march that is scheduled to start at 10:00.  The gathering point for the start is in Petionville at Place St. Pierre and the march is expected to go through Petionville ...
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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (September 2, 2018)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (September 2, 2018) Location: Champs-de-Mars Events: Ongoing, mobile demonstration currently in the area of Champs-de-Mars. Actions to Take: Avoid the area. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince 011-509-2229-8000 acspap@state.gov State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444 Haiti Country Information Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates Follow us on Facebook and Twitter
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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (August 31, 2018)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (August 31, 2018) Location: Route National 2 Events: Route National 2 is currently closed due to ongoing gang violence. Actions to Take: Avoid the area. Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks. If you encounter a roadblock, turn around and get to a safe area. Do not seek shelter at ...
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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (August 31, 2018)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (August 31, 2018) Location: Route National 2 in the area of Martissant Events: Reports of ongoing issues affecting Route National 2 in the area of Martissant. Actions to Take: Avoid the area Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince 011-509-2229-8000 acspap@state.gov State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444 Haiti Country Information Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security ...
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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (August 30, 2018)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (August 30, 2018) Location: Route National 2 in the area of Martissant Events: Reports of active protests including burning tires and barricades Actions to Take: Avoid the area Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince 011-509-2229-8000 acspap@state.gov State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444 Haiti Country Information Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates Follow us on ...
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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (August 24, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (August 24, 2018) Location: Ave Christophe near Rue Capois Events: RSO has received reports of an active protest on Ave Christophe near Rue Capois.  While it is currently in that area, this protest appears to be mobile and could change locations. Actions to Take: Avoid the area Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince 011-509-2229-8000 ...
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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (August 21, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (August 21, 2018) Location: Pelerin 5 and Laboule Events: Protests on Route de Kenscoff in the area of Pelerin 5 and Laboule Actions to Take: Avoid the area Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince 011-509-2229-8000 acspap@state.gov State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444 Haiti Country Information Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates Follow us on Facebook and ...
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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince (August 17, 2018)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (August 17, 2018) Location: Route National 1 at the intersection with Route National 9 near the Olympic Stadium. Events: Road is blocked due to a fatal accident. Actions to Take: Avoid the area. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince 011-509-2229-8000 acspap@state.gov State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444 Haiti Country Information Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates ...
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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (August 8, 2018)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (August 16, 2018) Location: Martissant Events: Route National 2 is blocked near Martissant Actions to Take: Avoid the area Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince 011-509-2229-8000 acspap@state.gov State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444 Haiti Country Information Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates Follow us on Facebook and Twitter
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Foreign Service Officer Test (Fall 2018)

U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti Foreign Service Officer Test – Fall 2018 We are pleased to announce that U.S. citizens may take the Foreign Service officer test at U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince on Saturday, September 29, Monday, October 1, or Wednesday, October 3.  For more information and to register, please visit https://careers.state.gov/work/foreign-service/officer/test-process/  and http://www.pearsonvue.com/fsot/ . Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince 011-509-2229-8000 acspap@state.gov State Department – Consular Affairs ...
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Demonstration Alert Update: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (August 8, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (August 8, 2018) Location: Jacmel Events: Protests are still being reported in the Jacmel region.  The Vallee Bridge is currently blocked to all traffic. Actions to Take: Avoid the area Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince 011-509-2229-8000 acspap@state.gov State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444 Haiti Country Information Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates Follow ...
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Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the United Nations Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH)

Ambassador Jonathan Cohen U.S. Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations U.S. Mission to the United Nations New York City September 6, 2018 AS DELIVERED Thank you for your briefing, Assistant Secretary-General Keita, and for the very helpful graphics that you distributed today. We warmly welcome Helen La Lime and wish her every success with ...
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Statement from the Press Secretary on El Salvador

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 23, 2018 Statement from the Press Secretary on El Salvador On Tuesday, the Government of El Salvador announced it would discontinue its decades-long diplomatic relations with Taipei in favor of establishing diplomatic relations with Beijing. The leaders of El Salvador’s governing party have ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Michele J. Sison at the Official Presentation of the Demographic and Health Survey Report

Madame Health Minister, Ministry of Health team, International organization partners, and members of the diplomatic corps : I am pleased to be here with you today for the official launch of the Demographic Health Survey (DHS) results.  This important survey is the result of close collaboration between various stakeholders in the health sector in Haiti:  it ...
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U.S. Ambassador Highlights U.S. Government Partnership with Haiti in the Northeast

(Port-au-Prince, Haiti) August 14, 2018 – United States Ambassador to Haiti Michele Sison visited Ouanaminthe in the Northeast Department of Haiti August 13-14.  The trip focused on how the U.S. Embassy is supporting Haiti in strengthening border controls through POLIFRONT, domestic resource mobilization, countering trafficking in persons, and the role of the private sector in ...
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Updated Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Social Security and other Federal Benefits Port-au-Prince, Haiti: August 21-24, 2018

U.S. Social Security and other Federal Benefits Port-au-Prince, Haiti – August 21-24, 2018 The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince is pleased to announce that representatives from the Regional Federal Benefits Unit (FBU) will visit Haiti to offer services for beneficiaries or individuals with questions about U.S. Social Security and other federal benefits. The Regional FBU, located ...
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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (August 8, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (August 8, 2018) Location: Jacmel Events: Protests are still being reported in the Jacmel region. The Vallee Bridge is currently blocked to all traffic. Actions to Take: · Avoid the area Assistance: · U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince 011-509-2229-8000 acspap@state.gov · State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444 · ...
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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (August 7, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (August 7, 2018) Location: Mon Karate in Jacmel Events: Reports of road blocks and demonstrations in the area of Mon Karate in Jacmel. Actions to Take: Avoid the area Assistance:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince 011-509-2229-8000 acspap@state.gov State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444 Haiti Country Information Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates Follow us on Facebook  and ...
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Haitian National Indicted for Visa Fraud Scheme Involving More Than 100 Fraudulent Visa Applications

Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office Eastern District of Louisiana FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, May 31, 2018 U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that EMMANUEL PRIVA, age 37, a citizen of Haiti, was charged today in a two-count conspiracy indictment.  As alleged in the indictment, PRIVA ran a visa fraud scheme from his home in Harvey, Louisiana and ...
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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (July 30, 2018)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (July 30, 2018) Location: Rt. National 1 in Archaie Events: Reports of a roadblock in Archaie on Rt. National 1 Actions to Take: • Avoid the area Assistance: • U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince 011-509-2229-8000 acspap@state.gov • State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444 • Haiti Country Information • ...
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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (July 19, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (July 19, 2018) Location: Near the Natcom Building, MLK Blvd. and Bois Verna Events: Reports of an ongoing  protest in front of/near the Natcom building MLK Blvd. and Bois Verna/Pont Morin. Actions to Take: Avoid the area Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince 011-509-2229-8000 acspap@state.gov State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444 Haiti Country Information Enroll in the ...
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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (July 19, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (July 19, 2018) Location: Champs-de-Mars Events: Reports of an active protest in the area of Champs-de-Mars. Actions to Take: Avoid the area Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince 011-509-2229-8000 acspap@state.gov State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444 Haiti Country Information Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates Follow us on Facebook and Twitter
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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (July 17, 2018)

Security Alert: Haiti Travel Advisory Lowered to Level 3 – Reconsider Travel The Department of State lowered the Travel Advisory Level for Haiti to Level 3 – Reconsider Travel on July 17, 2018 due to civil unrest and crime.  This replaces the previous Level 4 Travel Advisory that was issued on July 9, 2018. The ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (July 14, 2018) Location: Haiti. Event: The Embassy has returned to its normal security posture for its employees. Please review the country specific information  for further details. The Embassy is open for routine and emergency American Citizen Services. Individuals who missed their appointment should email  acspap@state.gov  to request a new appointment. The ...
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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location: Delmas and Petionville Events: Protestors are marching on Route de Delmas toward Petionville. They are currently in Delmas 40. Actions to Take: Avoid the area. Assistance: · U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince 011-509-2229-8000 acspap@state.gov · State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444 · Haiti Country Information · Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program ( STEP ) to receive security updates · Follow ...
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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (July 14, 2018)

Location: Delmas 18 Events: Ongoing protests in the area. Actions to Take: Avoid the area. Assistance: ·  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince 011-509-2229-8000 acspap@state.gov · State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444 ·  Haiti Country Information · Enroll in the  Smart Traveler Enrollment Program  ( STEP ) to receive security updates · Follow us on  Facebook  and  Twitter
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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (July 14, 2018)

Location: Place Dessalines (Champs-de-Mars), Rue Capois, Lalue, Rue Lamarre, Bel-Air, Rue St. Martin, Grand Rue, St. Jean Bosco, La Saline, Rue St. Martin, Bel-Air, Rue Tiremasse, Delmas 2, Delmas 4, Carrefour Pean, Delmas 18, Autoroute de Delmas, Delmas 40-B, Bourdon, Lalue, Ave. John Brown, Rue Capois, Ruelle Chavannes, Rue Magloire Ambroise, Rue. St Honore, Rue ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (July 13, 2018)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (July 13, 2018) Location: Downtown near the Iron Market Events: The Marche Amba is on fire. Actions to Take: Avoid the area. Assistance: · U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince 011-509-2229-8000 acspap@state.gov · State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444 · Haiti Country Information · Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program  ( STEP ) to receive security updates · Follow us ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (July 13, 2018)

Location: Haiti. Event:  On July 9, the U.S. government authorized the voluntary departure of non-emergency U.S. government personnel and their families.  Embassy employees’ movements remain restricted within Port-au-Prince and elsewhere in Haiti at this time.  Embassy personnel are prohibited from traveling in their personal vehicles.  All Embassy staff movements must be approved by the security office in ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (July 12, 2018)

Location: Haiti Event: Embassy employees’ movements are restricted within Port-au-Prince and elsewhere in Haiti at this time. Embassy personnel are prohibited from traveling in their personal vehicles. All Embassy staff movements must be approved by the security office in advance. On July 9, the U.S. government authorized the voluntary departure of non-emergency U.S. government personnel ...
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Demonstration Alert Update – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location: Champs-de-Mars, downtown near MLK Blvd. and Harry Truman Blvd. Events: Protests moving downtown from MLK Blvd to Harry Truman BLVD. There are also ongoing protests in the Champ-de-Mars area.  PNH are in the areas and attempting to disperse the crowds. Actions to Take: Contact your family to keep them informed of your welfare and whereabouts. Exercise ...
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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location: Delmas 40B, downtown, Petionville, and Pelerin. Events: Protests are scheduled for this morning, July 11, there will be multiple points of rally: Delmas 40B, downtown, PV and Pèlerin. Actions to Take: * Contact your family to keep them informed of your welfare and whereabouts. * Exercise extreme caution if you decide to leave your ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (July 10, 2018)

Location: Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Event: The shelter in place directive for Embassy personnel has been partially lifted as of 6:00pm on July 10. Embassy employees are prohibited from traveling in their personal vehicles at this time. Any travel to public establishments must be approved by the security office in advance. Embassy personnel are currently prohibited from ...
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Statement of the Core Group

Port-au-Prince, 9 July 2018 – The Core Group (composed of the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations, the Ambassadors of Germany, Brazil, Canada, France, United States of America, and the representatives of Spain, the Organization of American States and the European Union), expresses concern at the demonstrations marked by acts ...
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Security Alert: Department of State’s Travel Advisory for Haiti (July 9, 2018)

The Department of State has released a new Travel Advisory rating for Haiti , which is now Level 4 (Do Not Travel): Do not travel to Haiti due to civil unrest and crime. There is currently widespread civil unrest and violent demonstrations in Haiti. Protests, tire burning, and road blockages are frequent and unpredictable. Right now, the U.S. government has ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location: Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Event: The Embassy is aware flights are arriving to Port-au-Prince’s international airport.  We continue to advise U.S. citizens to shelter in place at this time.  If you do decide to leave your residence or hotel to travel to the airport, please exercise extreme caution.  There are disruptions and roadblocks along both Routes National ...
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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (July 8, 2018)

Location: Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Event: Due to continuing demonstrations, roadblocks, and violence across Port-au-Prince, the Embassy is prohibiting all non-emergency travel into Haiti by its employees. All other Embassy personnel are still under a Shelter in Place order. Actions to Take: · Contact your family to keep them informed of your welfare and whereabouts. · Shelter ...
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Alert: US Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location: Port-au-Prince, Haiti.   Event: Due to continuing demonstrations, roadblocks, and violence across Port-au-Prince and throughout Haiti, U.S. citizens should continue to shelter in place.  Do not travel to the airport unless you confirmed your flight is departing.  Flights are cancelled today and the airport has limited food and water available.   Telecommunications services, including ...
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Demonstration Alert: US Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Demonstration Alert: US Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (July 7, 2018) Location: Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Event: Due to continuing demonstrations, roadblocks, and violence across Port-au-Prince, as well as short staffing at the airports, embassy personnel have been instructed to re-book any flights originally scheduled for Sunday, July 8. Embassy personnel are still under a shelter-in-place order. We note ...
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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Demonstration Alert: US Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (July 7, 2018) Location: Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Event: Due to continuing demonstrations, roadblocks, and violence across Port-au-Prince, as well as short staffing at the airports, embassy personnel have been instructed to re-book any flights originally scheduled for Sunday, July 8. Embassy personnel are still under a shelter-in-place order. We note ...
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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (July 7, 2018) 

Location: Port-au-Prince, Haiti Event: Embassy personnel are still under a Shelter in Place order. Roadblocks are continuing to pop up throughout the city and being manned by people throwing rocks. Some roadblocks have armed demonstrators that will shoot at vehicles trying to run through the roadblock Actions to Take: • Shelter in place. Do not ...
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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location: Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Event: Due to continuing demonstrations, roadblocks, and violence across Port-au-Prince, as well as short staffing at the airports, Embassy personnel have been instructed to rebook any flights originally scheduled for today, July 7. Embassy personnel are still under a Shelter in Place order. We note that several airlines have cancelled flights into ...
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Demonstration Alert Update – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Demonstration Alert Update – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (July 6, 2018) Location: Roads within Vivy Mitchell, Puits Blain, Juvenat, and Tabarre. Events: Roads within Vivy Mitchell, Puits Blain, and Tabarre have been blocked. Reports of heavy gunfire in Juvenat. Actions to Take: Avoid the areas and exercise caution. Assistance: · U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince 011-509-2229-8000 acspap@state.gov · State Department – ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Sison at the Field Epidemiology Training Program Graduation (FETP)

Monsieur Director General of MSPP Monsieur Director of the Directorate of Epidemiology, Laboratory and Research Monsieur National Coordinator of FETP-Haiti Monsieur Vice-Dean of the Medical School FETP graduates And my distinguished colleagues – Bonjour. It is an honor to be here this morning to commemorate the Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) graduation of the third ...
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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (July 6, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (July 6, 2018) Location: Pelerin 9, La Saline Blvd near Rte Delmas Events:  There is a current roadblock at Pelerin 9. There is a roadblock with burning tires on La Saline Boulevard near Route de Delmas. Actions to Take: Avoid the area. Avoid protests and any large gathering of ...
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Demonstration Alert Update – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (July 5, 2018)

Demonstration Alert Update – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (July 5, 2018) Locations: Rte National 9 near Cite Soleil, Rte National 1 near Arcahaie, the La Plain area, Rte National 1 near Santo, Rte National 1 in the La Plain area of Bon Repos, Gonaives. Events: All protest locations noted above – from earlier today – are now clear. Actions to Take: Exercise normal ...
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Demonstration Alert Update – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (July 5, 2018)

Demonstration Alert Update – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (July 5, 2018) Location: Ave Charles Sumner. Events: Additional protests have been reported on Ave Charles Sumner.  Actions to Take: Avoid the area. Avoid protests and any large gathering of people. Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks. If you encounter a roadblock, turn around and get to a safe area. ...
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Demonstration Alert Update: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (July 5, 2018)

Demonstration Alert Update – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (July 5, 2018) Location: Ave Charles Sumner. Events: Additional protests have been reported on Ave Charles Sumner. Actions to Take: Avoid the area. Avoid protests and any large gathering of people. Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks. If you encounter a roadblock, turn around and get to a safe area. ...
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Demonstration Alert Update: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (July 5, 2018)

Demonstration Alert Update – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (July 5, 2018) Location: Rte. 9 in the Cite-Soleil area, Rte. National 2 near Miragoane. Events: Additional roadblocks have just been reported on Rte. 9 in the Cite-Soleil area. Rte. National 2 has also been closed by protests near Miragoane.  Actions to Take: Avoid the area. Avoid protests and ...
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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (July 5, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (July 5, 2018) Location: Route National 1 above Arcahaie, Santo, Croix des Bouquets, Marin area of La Plaine, Carrefour Marassa, and Gonaives. Events: Reports of demonstrations and roadblocks. Actions to Take: Avoid the area. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince 011-509-2229-8000 acspap@state.gov State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444 Haiti Country Information Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates Follow ...
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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (July 4, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (July 4, 2018) Location: Rue de Kenscoff in the area of Pelerin 5 Events: Reports of protests on Route de Kenscoff in the area of Pelerin 5 Actions to Take: Avoid the area. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince 011-509-2229-8000 acspap@state.gov State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444 Haiti Country Information Enroll in the  Smart Traveler Enrollment Program  (STEP) to receive security updates ...
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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (July 4, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (July 4, 2018) Location: Carrefour Marassa, near the entrance of Croix-des-Bouquets Events: Reports indicating that violent protests have blocked Carrefour Marassa in the area of the entrance of Croix-des-Bouquets. Actions to Take: Avoid the area. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince 011-509-2229-8000 acspap@state.gov State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444 Haiti Country Information Enroll in the  Smart Traveler Enrollment Program  (STEP) to receive ...
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Speech by Ambassador Sison on the occasion of the U.S. Independence Day

Good evening! We are pleased to welcome our honored guests tonight to our celebration of our U.S. Independence Day. I want to give special thanks to His Excellency, the President of the Republic, Jovenel Moise and First Lady Martine Moise, as well as to His Excellency, the Prime Minister, Jack Guy Lafontant, for being with ...
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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (July 2, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (July 2, 2018) Location: Route National 2 in the Martissant area Events: Reports of an ongoing demonstration on Route National 2 in the Martissant area.  This appears to be in continuation with reports of gunfire throughout the night.  The protest group appears to be moving towards Blvd. Harry Truman.  Avoid ...
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U.S. Releases the 2018 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report

U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and Presidential Advisor Ivanka Trump released the annual Trafficking in Persons Report on June 28 in Washington, DC.  Secretary Pompeo noted that, “This year’s TIP Report highlights the critical work of local communities to stop traffickers and provide support to victims. Human trafficking is a global problem, but it’s ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Six-Month Passport Validity Before International Travel

U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti Six-Month Passport Validity Before International Travel U.S. citizens are reminded that some foreign governments, including Haiti, require at least six months’ validity remaining on U.S. passports for international travel.  This includes first-time, inbound trips to Haiti.  Airlines and vessels may not permit travelers to board their scheduled mode of transport for ...
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U.S. Embassy Sponsors Haiti Tech Summit 2018

Good morning, Technology Advocates, Innovators, and Friends.   It is great to be with you here at the Haiti Tech Summit this morning. I’m Michele Sison, U.S. Ambassador to Haiti. I’m a career diplomat.  I’ve been with the State Department for 36 years, right behind Danielle there. 36 years ago I started my first foreign ...
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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (June 15, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (June 15, 2018) Location: Avenue Charles Sumner near Avenue Christophe. Events: Reports of demonstrations. Actions to Take: Avoid the area. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince 011-509-2229-8000 acspap@state.gov State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444 Haiti Country Information Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates Follow us on Facebook  and Twitter
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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (June 14, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (June 14, 2018) Location: Champ de Mars near the Ministry of Interior; Avenue Charles Sumner in front of the OAVCT office. Events: Reports of demonstrations.  Actions to Take: Avoid the area. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince 011-509-2229-8000 acspap@state.gov State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444 Haiti Country Information Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates Follow us on Facebook and ...
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U.S. Supports Haitian Entrepreneur Participation in the Haiti Tech Summit

(Port-au-Prince, Haiti) June 14, 2018 As a platinum sponsor and lead partner of the 2018 Haiti Tech Summit, the United States Embassy in Haiti is pleased to announce the selection of 25 local entrepreneurs who will be featured at the summit.  As part of the Embassy’s on-going efforts to promote entrepreneurship and bi-lateral economic growth, ...
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International Financial Scams Alert- U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (June 14, 2018)

International Financial Scams Alert- U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (June 14, 2018) Location: Haiti, countrywide Event: The American Citizen Services unit of the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, has received a number of calls in recent weeks regarding fraudulent requests for funds. The typical scenario is that a family member – parent, uncle, aunt, or grandparent – receives a ...
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Celebrating the Fulbright Program in Haiti

Port au Prince, Haiti – Recognizing the value of two-way academic exchange, Chargé d’Affaires Robin Diallo hosted Fulbrighters past and present to celebrate the successes of the program and discuss how advanced degrees serve Haiti’s future.  The Fulbright Program is the keystone exchange program of the U.S. Government and reflects U.S. commitment to educational excellence and ...
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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (June 13, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (June 13, 2018) Location: Parliament building and surrounding area Events: Reports of a violent demonstration in the area of the Parliament building. Actions to Take: Avoid the area. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince 011-509-2229-8000 acspap@state.gov State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444 Haiti Country Information Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates Follow us on Facebook  and ...
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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (June 11, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (June 11, 2018) Location: Gerald Bataille roundabout intersection headed towards SONAPI via Ave. Mais Gate Events: Ongoing SONAPI demonstrations.  Actions to Take: Avoid the area. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince 011-509-2229-8000 acspap@state.gov State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444 Haiti Country Information Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates Follow us on Facebook  and ...
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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (June 11, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (June 11, 2018) Location: Ave. Charles Summer Events: Reports of ongoing student demonstrations.  Actions to Take: Avoid the area. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince 011-509-2229-8000 acspap@state.gov State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444 Haiti Country Information Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates Follow us on Facebook  and Twitter
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Demonstration Alert Update: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (June 11, 2018)

Demonstration Alert Update – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (June 11, 2018) Location: Clercine area neat the Tabarre Marketplace, Carrefour Rita, and Toussaint Louverture International Airport Events: Reports of demonstrations by factory workers are taking place in the Clercine area near the Tabarre Marketplace. Demonstrators are in the streets and blocking the intersection of Carrefour Rita. Traffic around the airport and the ...
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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (June 11, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (June 11, 2018) Location: Clercine area neat the Tabarre Marketplace, Carrefour Rita, and Toussaint Louverture International Airport Events: Reports of demonstrations by factory workers are taking place in the Clercine area near the Tabarre Marketplace. Demonstrators are in the streets and blocking the intersection of Carrefour Rita. Traffic around the airport and the ...
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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (June 11, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (June 11, 2018) Location: SONAPI and Toussaint Louverture International Airport Events: Reports of demonstrations at SONAPI and the airport road is blocked outside of the Brana factory.  Actions to Take: Avoid the area. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince 011-509-2229-8000 acspap@state.gov State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444 Haiti Country Information Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates Follow ...
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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-Sunday-Prince, Haiti (June 10, 2018)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (June 10, 2018) Location:  Delmas 102 and 103.  Events: Reports of roadblocks along Delmas 102 and 103. Actions to Take: Avoid the area. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince 011-509-2229-8000 acspap@state.gov State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444 Haiti Country Information Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates Follow us on Facebook and Twitter
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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy, Haiti (June 9, 2018)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (June 9, 2018) Location: Route National 2 and Martissant Events: Reports of active shooting and gang violence on Rte National 2 and Martissant Actions to Take: Avoid the area. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince 011-509-2229-8000 acspap@state.gov State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444 Haiti Country Information Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates Follow us on Facebook and ...
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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (June 5, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (June 5, 2018) Location: Route National 9 near Rue Duvivier/ Damien. Events: Reports of demonstrations on Rte National 9 near Rue Duvivier/ Damien. Actions to Take: Avoid the area. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince 011-509-2229-8000 acspap@state.gov State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444 Haiti Country Information Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates Follow us on Facebook  and ...
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Remarks by Vice President Pence at Organization of American States Reception

THE VICE PRESIDENT:  Well, thank you, Deputy Secretary Sullivan.  To Secretary General Almagro, Ambassador Trujillo, and to all the great representatives of freedom-loving nations across the New World: On behalf of the First Family, my wife and I say, welcome to the White House.  (Applause.) Karen and I are honored to be able to welcome ...
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Statement by Ambassador Haley on LGBTI Pride Month

This June, we join our friends in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) community around the world who are celebrating Pride Month. At the UN, we see the importance of defending freedoms of LGBTI persons from governments that violate their own people’s human rights. The United States embraces personal freedom, rejects discrimination, and ...
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LGBTI Pride Month

Press Statement Mike Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC June 1, 2018 The United States joins people around the world in celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) Pride Month, and reaffirms its commitment to protecting and defending the human rights of all, including LGBTI persons. In many parts of the world, LGBTI individuals ...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo At the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS)

SECRETARY POMPEO:  Thank you.  Thank you, Secretary General Almagro and your team, for organizing this 48th General Assembly of the OAS.  We are incredibly grateful for your leadership. It is a pleasure to be here at the OAS for the first time as Secretary of State of the United States of America, and I am ...
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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (June 04, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (June 04, 2018) Location: Route 9 and Route National 1 Events: Protests that have split into two areas affecting Route 9 and one group affecting Route National 1 between Carrefour Drouillard and Croix-des-Missions. Protests are growing. Actions to Take: Avoid the area. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince 011-509-2229-8000 acspap@state.gov State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or ...
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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti Location: Driving from Toussaint Louverture International Airport in Port-au-Prince. Events: Continuing high number of violent armed robberies against U.S. citizens after departing the airport. The Embassy has procedures in place to detect surveillance and deter attacks on its employees. Actions to Take: Arrange to have your host or organization meet you at ...
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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (June 04, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (June 04, 2018) Location: Rte National 9 near Rue Duvivier Events: Reports of demonstrations in the area. Actions to Take: Avoid the area. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince 011-509-2229-8000 acspap@state.gov State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444 Haiti Country Information Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates Follow us on Facebook  and Twitter
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NATIONAL CARIBBEAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH, 2018

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 31, 2018   BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA   A PROCLAMATION   During Caribbean-American Heritage Month, we honor America’s long-shared history with our neighbors in the Caribbean and celebrate the Caribbean Americans who have enriched our Nation. Caribbean Americans ...
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U.S. Delegation to the Organization of American States General Assembly

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release June 1, 2017 Notice to the Press   Secretary of State Pompeo To Lead U.S. Delegation to the Organization of American States General Assembly   Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will lead the U.S. delegation to the General Assembly of the Organization of American ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (May 26, 2018)

Location: Delmas 95 affecting Jacquet Toto. Events: Reports of burning tires and roadblocks. Actions to Take: Avoid the area. Assistance:   U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince 011-509-2229-8000 acspap@state.gov State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444 Haiti Country Information Enroll in the  Smart Traveler Enrollment Program  (STEP) to receive security updates Follow us on  Facebook  and  Twitter  
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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (May 25, 2018)

Location: Nazon area along Avenue Martin Luther King, south of Route de Delmas. Events: Reports of burning tires and roadblocks. Actions to Take: Avoid the area. Assistance:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince 011-509-2229-8000 acspap@state.gov State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444 Haiti Country Information Enroll in the  Smart Traveler Enrollment Program  (STEP) to receive security updates Follow us on  Facebook  and  ...
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Over 14 million lives saved thanks to the US emergency plan for AIDS relief

BY AMB. DEBORAH L. BIRX, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR — 05/22/18 03:30 PM EDT Fifteen years ago, when the  U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)  was created, an HIV diagnosis was still a death sentence for many people in the developing world. In some countries, entire families and communities were falling ill, as infant mortality doubled, child mortality tripled, and life expectancy dropped by ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location:  Route National 2 and Blvd Harry Truman in the Martissant area. Events:  Reports of barricades and gunfire on Route National 2 and Blvd Harry Truman in the Martissant area.  U.S. Embassy employees are restricted from travel south until further notice. Actions to Take:  Avoid the area. Assistance:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince 011-509-2229-8000 acspap@state.gov State Department – ...
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U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Mark Green on Venezuelan Sham Elections

The fraudulent voting exercise that took place in Venezuela on May 20, 2018 did not reflect true democratic principles and practices.  Open, transparent, democratic, citizen-responsive governance is crucial to long-term development and prosperity, and this so-called “election” pulls the Venezuelan people further from that goal.  The Maduro regime barred opposition parties and leaders from running, ...
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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (May 22, 2018)

Location: SONAPI industrial park near the airport. Events: Ongoing demonstrations at the SONAPI industrial park, near the airport. Workers will be heading toward the ministry of Labor on Ave. Charles Sumner downtown near the Ministry of Justice. They have started from the airport road – turn west on Delmas road-south on Delmas 18 (Sans Fil ...
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Prohibiting Certain Additional Transactions with Respect to Venezuela

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Today, I have taken action to prevent the Maduro regime from conducting “fire sales,” liquidating Venezuela’s critical assets—assets the country will need to rebuild its economy.  This money belongs to the Venezuelan people. I have signed an Executive Order to prevent the Maduro regime from selling or collateralizing certain Venezuelan financial assets, and to prohibit ...
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Venezuela’s election was a sham ­– neither free nor fair. The illegitimate result of this fake process is a further blow to the proud democratic tradition of Venezuela. Every day, thousands of Venezuelans flee brutal oppression and grinding poverty – literally voting with their feet. The United States will not sit idly by as Venezuela ...
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An Unfair, Unfree Vote in Venezuela

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Demonstration Alert Update – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (May 21, 2018)

Location: SONAPI industrial park near the airport. Events: Ongoing demonstration at the SONAPI industrial park, near the airport. Workers will be heading toward the ministry of Labor on Ave. Charles Sumner downtown near the Ministry of Justice. They will start from the airport road – turn west on Delmas road-south on  Delmas 18 (Sans Fil area)- Poste ...
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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (May 21, 2018)

Location: SONAPI industrial park near the airport. Events: Reports of an ongoing demonstration at SONAPI industrial park near the airport. Actions to Take: Avoid the area. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince 011-509-2229-8000 acspap@state.gov State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444 Haiti Country Information Enroll in the  Smart Traveler Enrollment Program  (STEP) to receive security updates Follow us on  Facebook  and  Twitter
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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (May 17, 2018)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (May 17, 2018) Location:  Saint Martin area of Port au Prince between Rue Saint Martin and Rue Pean Events:  Reports of burning tires in the Saint Martin area of Port au Prince between Rue Saint Martin and Rue Pean Actions to Take:  Avoid the area. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince 011-509-2229-8000 acspap@state.gov State Department ...
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Ambassador Sison Remarks at the AmCham Welcome Reception

Honorable Members of the Government, President of the Supreme Court Cabinet Ministers, Members of Parliament, Members of the Diplomatic Corps, President of AmCham, Members of the Board and Members of AmCham Distinguished guests: Thank you, Daniel, for your kind words. And thank you, AmCham. I am so glad to have this opportunity to meet with ...
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Security Alert: Roadblocks and Protests affecting Rte National 2 (May 16, 2018)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (May 16, 2018) Location: Route National 2 in the Martissant area Events:  Reports of roadblocks and protests that are affecting Route National 2 in the Martissant area.  Embassy employees are currently prohibited from traveling on Rte National 2, and the Martissant area needs to be avoided until further notice. Actions ...
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Haitian Entrepreneurs: Apply Now to Participate in the Haiti Tech Summit

May 15, 2018 (Port-au-Prince) The United States Embassy in Haiti announces its sponsorship of the 2018 Haiti Tech Summit, June 21 – 23, 2018.  Haitian entrepreneurs interested in learning how to incorporate technology into their business model and marketing strategies are encouraged to apply now through May 30, 2018 at  As part of the Embassy’s ...
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Congratulations Digicel – NBA Jumpstart #TeamHaiti

Good morning everyone, A special greeting to Special Olympics Haiti! Hats off to you! First of all, I’d like to congratulate Digicel for their Jumpstart initiative to inspire youth through this sports partnership program with the National Basketball Association. A huge thanks to Troy Justice, Basketball International Operations Director, and Ron Nored, Head Coach for ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Renew Your Passport Now For Summer 2018 Travel

U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti Renew Your Passport Now For Summer 2018 Travel Check your U.S. passport expiration date now to make sure you’re all set for summer travel! See information about required forms, documents and fees at https://ht.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/passports/ . To make an appointment, please visit  https://evisaforms.state.gov/Instructions/ACSSchedulingSystem.asp .  Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince 011-509-2229-8000 acspap@state.gov State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444 ...
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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (May 9, 2018)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (May 9, 2018) Location:  Rte. National 1, near Wahoo Bay Beach Resort Events:  Reports of armed bandits stopping and robbing vehicles on Route National 1 in the vicinity of the Wahoo Bay Beach resort.  Actions to Take:  Avoid the area. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince 011-509-2229-8000 acspap@state.gov State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Foreign Service Officer Test (June 2018)

We are pleased to announce that U.S. citizens may take the Foreign Service officer test at U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince on Saturday, June 2, Wednesday, June 6, or Saturday, June 9.  For more information and to register, please visit https://careers.state.gov/work/foreign-service/officer/test-process/  and http://www.pearsonvue.com/fsot/ . Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince 011-509-2229-8000 acspap@state.gov State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444 Haiti Country Information Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates ...
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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (May 7, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (May 7, 2018) Location:  Cazeau near Rte. National 1 and Delmas 75 Events: On-going demonstrations in Cazeau near Rte. National 1 and Delmas 75 Actions to Take: Avoid the area. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince 011-509-2229-8000 acspap@state.gov State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444 Haiti Country Information Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates Follow us on ...
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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (May 4, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (May 4, 2018) Location:  Martissant Events:  Reports of heavy protests in Martissant Actions to Take:  Avoid the area. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince 011-509-2229-8000 acspap@state.gov State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444 Haiti Country Information Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates Follow us on Facebook  and Twitter
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Security Alert: Roadblocks in and around Delmas 33 (May 4, 2018)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (May 4, 2018)   Location:  Roadblocks and congestion in and around Delmas 33 Events:  Reports of heavy traffic and road blocks in and around Delmas 33 due to food distribution efforts. No violence or protest reported at this time Actions to Take:  Avoid the area. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince 011-509-2229-8000 ...
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Vice President Addresses the Organization of American States

Remarks by Vice President Pence During a Protocolary Meeting at the Organization of American States   (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = 'https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v3.0'; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); Vice President Pence Comments on Expanding Trade in the Americas Vice President Mike Pence: The United States trades nearly three times as much with ...
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World Press Freedom Day

U.S. Department Of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release May 3, 2018 On the 25th anniversary of World Press Freedom Day, we renew our commitment to promoting and protecting a free press, which is an essential pillar of democracy. The United States values freedom of the press as a key component of democratic ...
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Opening Remarks at TechCamp

Hello Entrepreneurs. Distinguished Entrepreneurs – We are so excited to see all of you here in Les Cayes this evening. “All over the world, entrepreneurs are revolutionizing our economies and improving our societies.” These are the words of Ivanka Trump at the most recent Global Entrepreneurship Summit. These words ring true to me from the ...
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U.S. Ambassador Highlights U.S. Government Partnership with Haiti in the South Department

Les Cayes, April 27, 2018 – United States Ambassador to Haiti Michele J. Sison traveled to the South Department this week to observe firsthand how the United States is working with Haiti to strengthen government institutions, increase economic opportunity, improve health and education, and advance security and stability. Highlighting priorities of good governance, the role ...
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Demonstration Alert: Protest at the U.S. Embassy (April 20, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (Release Date: April 20, 2018) Location:  US Embassy in Port au Prince, Haiti Events:  Peaceful protest outside of the US Embassy across from the Consular entrance. Actions to Take:  Avoid the area. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince 011-509-2229-8000 acspap@state.gov State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444 Haiti Country Information Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates Follow us on Facebook and ...
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U.S. Cooperation with the Haitian Coast Guard and the Haitian National Police

Les Cayes, Haiti – Ambassador Michele J. Sison inspected the partnership between the U.S. and Haiti today at the Haitian Coast Guard base in Les Cayes. The State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) has supported the Haitian National Police (HNP) Counternarcotics Unit (BLTS) and the Haitian Coast Guard through the ...
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Remarks by the Ambassador Sison at Les Cayes Coast Guard

Inspecteur Michel, Inspecteur Divisionnaire Charles, members of the media, I am pleased to be here today to visit the Haitian Coast Guard base in Les Cayes and to see how the counternarcotics unit (BLTS) of the Haitian National Police (HNP) and the Haitian Coast Guard are working together to combat maritime narcotics trafficking. The United ...
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Demonstration Update Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (Release Date: April 19, 2018)

Demonstration Update Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (Release Date: April 19, 2018) Location:  Demonstrators in Petion-Ville heading toward Route de Freres Events:  Small group of demonstrators in Petion-Ville heading toward Route de Frères, currently near Delmas 95. Downtown demonstration in Rue St. Martin area. Actions to Take:  Please avoid the area. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince 011-509-2229-8000 acspap@state.gov State Department – Consular ...
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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (Release Date: April 19, 2018 at 11:28pm)

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (Release Date: April 19, 2018) Location:  Near the Kinam Hotel (Place St. Pierre), and Delmas 3 Events:  Ongoing demonstrations in and around both locations Actions to Take:  Please avoid the areas. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince 011-509-2229-8000 acspap@state.gov State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444 Haiti Country Information Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Gang Violence Affecting Route National #2 (April 19, 2018)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (Release Date: April 19, 2018) Location: Carrefour/Martissant area affecting Route National 2 Events:  Ongoing gang violence Actions to Take:  Please avoid the area. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince 011-509-2229-8000 acspap@state.gov State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444 Haiti Country Information Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates Follow us on Facebook and ...
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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (Release Date: April 17, 2018)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti, (Release Date: April 17, 2018)   Location:  Route National #2 in the area of Martissant Events:  Reports of on-going gang violence.   Actions to Take:  Avoid the area.   Assistance:    ·         U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince 011-509-2229-8000 acspap@state.gov ·        State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444 ·         Haiti Country Information ·        Enroll in the  Smart Traveler Enrollment Program  (STEP) to receive security updates ·        Follow us ...
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Security Alert: Driving from Port-au-Prince’s Toussaint Louverture International Airport

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti Location: Driving from Toussaint Louverture International Airport in Port-au-Prince. Events: Rising number of violent armed robberies against U.S. citizens after departing the airport. The Embassy has procedures in place to detect surveillance and deter attacks on its employees. Actions to Take: Arrange to have your host or organization meet you at the ...
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Ambassador Sison Remarks at Justinien University Hospital Pediatric Ward Inauguration

Madame la Ministre du Ministère de la Santé Publique et de la Population  Monsieur le Directeur Général du Ministère de la Santé Publique et de la Population  Department Director of the North   It is with great pleasure that I join you today on behalf of the American people to inaugurate the opening of a ...
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Inauguration of Justinian University Hospital Pediatric Ward

U.S. Ambassador Joins Minister of Health to Inaugurate Justinien University Hospital’s New Pediatric Ward   Cap-Haitien, April 17, 2018 – United States Ambassador to Haiti Michele J. Sison delivered remarks alongside the Haitian Minister of Health at Justinien University Hospital in Cap-Haitien to mark the inauguration of a new pediatric ward constructed by the United ...
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U.S. joins the Haitian National Police to open the police substation in Diegue

The Presidency of Haiti April 13, 2018 The community of Diegue gathered today to open a new police sub-station, financed with the support of the U.S. Embassy’s Office of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs.  U.S. Ambassador Sison shared, “I am proud to celebrate with Diegue as you build a strong and safe community,” emphasizing ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Sison at the Diegue Sous-Commissariat Handover

I am delighted that we have a chance to gather here this afternoon at this newly constructed police facility, financed by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL). I would like to offer special recognition today to PALGAG, the project implementer, for a job well done. The United ...
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Statement from Vice President Mike Pence’s Deputy Chief of Staff and Communications Director Jarrod Agen

April 10, 2018 Statement from Vice President Mike Pence’s Deputy Chief of Staff and Communications Director Jarrod Agen The Vice President is honored to represent the United States at the 8th Summit of the Americas at President Trump’s request. He looks forward to promoting policy that will lead to an even stronger U.S. economy and ...
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Acting Secretary Sullivan Travel to Lima, Peru to Participate in the Summit of the Americas

Statement By Heather Nauert, Spokesperson April 10, 2018 Acting Secretary Sullivan Travel to Lima, Peru to Participate in the Summit of the Americas Acting Secretary of State John J. Sullivan will travel to Lima, Peru from April 11-14 to accompany Vice President Mike Pence at the Eighth Summit of the Americas. During the Summit, the United States ...
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US Government and Haiti reinforce the National Specimen Referral Network

US Government and Haiti reinforce the National Specimen Referral Network for better health security for Haitians   Port-au-Prince, Wednesday, March 28 – The United States supported the launching of the expanded National Specimen Referral Network (NSRN) at the National Public Health Laboratory and the Directorate of the Epidemiology, Laboratory and Research in Port-au-Prince.  Ambassador Michele ...
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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti, (Release Date: March 24, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti, (Release Date: March 24, 2018)   Location: East of L’Anse-a-Veau in Nippes region. Events:  On-going demonstrations. Road 201 closed. Actions to Take:  Please avoid the area.   Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince 011-509-2229-8000 acspap@state.gov State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444 Haiti Country Information Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates Follow us on ...
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Alert: Demonstration Alert, U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Release Date: March 19, 2018, 12:00pm

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Release Date: March 19, 2018, 12:00pm   Locations:  Rue Delmas and Delmas 32/33. Events:  On-going demonstrations. Actions to Take:  Please avoid the area.   Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince 011-509-2229-8000 acspap@state.gov State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444 Haiti Country Information Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates Follow us on Facebook and ...
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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Release Date: March 19, 2018 at 12:20pm

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Release Date: March 19, 2018, 12:20pm   Locations:  Petionville near Place St. Pierre and a second one in Champs de Mars. Events:  On-going demonstrations. Actions to Take:  Please avoid the area.   Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince 011-509-2229-8000 acspap@state.gov State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444 Haiti Country Information Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security ...
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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti, (Release Date: March 15, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti, (Release Date: March 15, 2018) Location: Downtown area of Port-au-Prince (Ministry of Interior near the National Palace in Champs de Mars; Grand Rue; St. Jean Bosco Church towards Bel-Air; Ministry of Social Affairs on Avenue Charles Sumner) Events: On-going demonstrations and barricades. Actions to Take: Please avoid the area. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince 011-509-2229-8000 ...
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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 14, 2018 update)

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 14, 2018 Update) Location: Champ-de-Mars Ave. Charles Sumner near the Ministry of Social Affairs Delmas 2 Les Cayes Events: The above-mentioned areas reported earlier today as having ongoing demonstrations is reportedly now clear. Actions to Take: Exercise normal precautions. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince 011-509-2229-8000 acspap@state.gov State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444 ...
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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti, (Release Date: March 09, 2018 at 3:15pm)

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti, (Release Date: March  09, 2018 at 3:15pm) Location: Ave John Brown near the intersection with Ave Christ-Roi. Events: On-going demonstrations. Actions to Take: Please avoid the area.   Assistance: Visit the U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince website , or contact the Embassy for up-to-date information on travel restrictions.  You can also call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free ...
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Alert: Protest in front of U.S. Embassy has ended (March 8 at 1:10pm)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti, (Release Date: March 8, 2018 at 1:10pm)    Location: Consular entrance to the United States Embassy Port-au-Prince, Boulevard du 15 Octobre, Tabarre, Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Events: The protest ended and protestors departed the area. Actions to Take: It is no longer necessary to avoid the area.   Assistance: Visit the U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince ...
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Alert: Protest at the U.S. Embassy (March 8 at 11:52am)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti, (Release Date: March 8, 2018 at 11:52am)    Location: Consular entrance to the United States Embassy Port-au-Prince, Boulevard du 15 Octobre, Tabarre, Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Events: Protest. Actions to Take: Avoid the area and be aware of your surroundings. Assistance: Visit the U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince website , or contact the Embassy for up-to-date ...
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Security Alert: (Pegueyville shortcut and vicinity), Sent: March 5, 2018 at 7:26am

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti, (Release Date: March 5, 2018 at 7:26am)    Location:      Pegueyville shortcut in Port-au-Prince and surrounding blocks. Events:  Still under construction and not passable. Actions to Take: Avoid the area completely and be aware of your surroundings. Do not attempt to circumnavigate the construction area.   Assistance:  Visit the ...
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Alert: Pegueyville shortcut in PAP (Mar 4 at 7am)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti   Location:      Pegueyville shortcut in Port-au-Prince and surrounding blocks. Events:  Still under construction. Actions to Take: Avoid the area completely and be aware of your surroundings.   Assistance:  Visit the U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince website , or contact the Embassy for up-to-date information on travel restrictions.  You can also call ...
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Alert: Security situation (Pegueyville shortcut and vicinity), March 3 at 2pm

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (Release Date: March 3, 2018 at 2pm).  Location: Peguey-Ville shortcut area in Port-au-Prince. Events: There is an ongoing construction project to smooth the road and it is not currently passable.  Do not attempt to circumvent the immediate area by using side streets/alleys as there are reports of makeshift road blocks ...
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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (Release Date: March 1, 2018 at 07:35am)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (Release Date: March 1, 2018 at 07:35am).    Location: Peguyville shortcut (also known as the Collette shortcut, which leads from Route de Freres through Peguyville up to Petion-ville) Events: Please be advised there are tires burning as part of a protest in the area mentioned above. Actions to Take: Avoid the area and be ...
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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (Release Date: February 26, 2018 at 12:05pm)

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (Release Date: February 26, 2018 at 12:05pm).    Location: Ministry of Justice (near Champ de Mars) -Ministry of Social Affairs on Rue Oswald Durand (near Champ de Mars) -Ave Christophe (near Champ de Mars) -Route National 1 near Brasserie La Couronne   Events: Please be advised there are ongoing protest ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Michele Sison at The International Forum on State Reform

His Excellency Jovenel Moise, President of the Republic of Haiti, Mr. Jack Guy Lafontant, Prime Minister of the Republic of Haiti, Mr. President of the Senate, Mr. President of the Chamber of Deputies, Honorable Senators and Deputies of the Republic, Dr. Josué Pierre-Louis, General Coordinator of the Office of Management and Human Resources (OMRH), Ladies ...
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Ambassador Sison Remarks at The Workshop on Trafficking in Persons

Mesdames et messieurs les représentants du Comité National sur la Lutte contre le Traites des Personnes, Mesdames et messieurs les représentants du secteur judicial et du Chapitre Haïtien de l’Association Internationale des Femmes Juges, Mesdames at messieurs les représentants de la Police Nationale d’Haiti, Mesdames et messieurs   Je suis très honorée d’être parmi vous ...
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The US Government and IOM donate Vehicles to the National Border Police of Haiti

Cap-Haitian, March 12, 2018 – Today, the U.S. Government and IOM donated five vehicles and other materials to the Haitian National Border Police (POLIFRONT) to support the government of Haiti’s efforts to combat transnational crime and to increase security along its borders. This ceremony was held at the POLIFRONT headquarters in Morne Casse in the ...
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AEIF2018 opens Today!

#AEIF2018 opens on March 1!   #ExchangeAlumni may apply for up to $25,000 to support their #AEIF public service projects under one of five themes: fostering economic prosperity; building civic participation, good governance, and resilient communities; promoting inclusion and educational opportunity; advancing science, technology, health and innovation; and empowering women and girls. Apply here :  https://alumni.state.gov/aeif Need ...
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Investigative Judge from the jurisdiction of Fort-Liberté Will Participate in the IVLP Program

What do you think is the best way to fight Trafficking In Persons? Mrs. Magarette Georges Toussaint, (Investigative Judge from the jurisdiction of Fort-Liberté), travels to the United States to participate in the International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP) on the theme “Combatting Trafficking In Persons.” Mrs. Georges will learn about U.S. policy initiatives to protect, ...
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Ambassador Michele Sison presented credentials to President Jovenel Moise

Ambassador Michele Sison presented credentials to President Jovenel Moise today.  Following the ceremony, she noted that “I am deeply honored to have been asked to represent my country as the new U.S. Ambassador to Haiti.   Haiti has held a very special place in my heart since the early 1980’s; I began my diplomatic career in ...
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Fulbright TEA Program

The U.S Department of State and IREX announce a program for outstanding international secondary school teachers to come to the U.S. for a professional development opportunity. The eligible disciplines for the Fulbright TEA program are: English or English as a foreign language, social studies, math, science and Special Education teachers in the discipline listed above. ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (Release Date: February 20, 2018 at 14:55). 

Location: Delmas 32 Event: Please be advised that there is currently a large fire in the vicinity of Delmas 32. Actions to Take: Avoid the area. Assistance:  Visit the U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince website , or contact the Embassy for up-to-date information on travel restrictions.  You can also call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free from within the United States and Canada, ...
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Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (Release Date: February 16, 2018 at 2:35pm). 

Location:  Lower part of the Vivy Mitchel shortcut. Event:  There are reports of a broken-down truck on the lower part of the Vivy Mitchel shortcut.  Traffic is backed up. Actions to Take:  U.S. citizens may wish to avoid the area. Assistance:  Visit the U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince website , or contact the Embassy for up-to-date information on ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (Release Date: February 08, 2018 at 5:30pm). 

Location: Many Carnival-related activities are expected in Port-au-Prince and other parts of Haiti from February 9-14, 2018. Carnival-related inconveniences (traffic, “Ra-Ra” music bands in the streets, road closures, crowds, etc.) will increase. Carnival can be a fun, yet potentially unsafe place for revelers. Event: The Mayor of Tabarre – where the U.S. Embassy is located – has declared that the ...
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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (Release Date: February 06, 2018 at 01:25pm). 

Location: Route Nationale #1 and Route Nationale #9 Event: Large and violent protests are taking place.  There have been confirmed reports of gunfire and areas engulfed in flames. Actions to Take: Avoid the area on Blanchard Road moving toward Duvivier. Assistance:  Visit the U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince website , or contact the Embassy for up-to-date information on travel restrictions.  ...
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INL Uniforms Delivery

On January 31, Chargé d’affaires Robin Diallo, accompanied by INL Director Nicholas Hilgert and Deputy Director Brooke de Montluzin, formally transferred 202 instructor uniforms to Bernard Elie, Director of the PNH School, and 11,000 prisoner uniforms to Jean Gardy Muscadin, Head of the PNH’s Corrections Authority (DAP).  The United States is proud to support the ...
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Secretary Tillerson To Travel to Austin, Mexico City, Bariloche, Buenos Aires, Lima, Bogotá, and Kingston

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC January 26, 2018 U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to Austin, Texas, and then to Mexico City, Mexico; Bariloche and Buenos Aires, Argentina; Lima, Perú; Bogotá, Colombia; and Kingston, Jamaica on February 1-7. The Secretary will engage with regional partners to promote a safe, prosperous, ...
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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (Release Date: January 25, 2018 at 11:45am). 

Location: U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince Event: Small protest outside of the U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince.  Actions to Take: Avoid demonstrations and be aware of your surroundings. Assistance:  Visit the U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince website , or contact the Embassy for up-to-date information on travel restrictions.  You can also call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free from within the United States and Canada, or 1-202-501-4444 from other ...
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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (Release Date: January 22, 2018 at 3:15pm). 

Location: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince. Event: A large protest is expected outside of the Embassy today. Actions to Take:  The Embassy is closed.  Please avoid coming and going to/from the Embassy during this time. We will reopen at 7:00am on Tuesday, January 23. Assistance:  Visit the U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince website, or contact the Embassy for up-to-date information on travel restrictions.  You can ...
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Scheduled passport and visas services, and emergency services for U.S. citizens

UPDATE : As of January 23 the U.S. Government is fully operational.   Scheduled passport and visas services, and emergency services for U.S. citizens, will continue at U.S. Embassy Haiti during the U.S. government shutdown. We will not be updating this website regularly, except in the event of an emergency. Visit www.state.gov and @StateDept for updates.
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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (Release Date: January 22, 2018 at 12:00pm). 

Location: Near St. Jean Bosco Church; Carrefour Pean; Champ de Mars; Belair; and U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince Event: Several crowds have formed in Port-au-Prince in anticipation of marching toward the U.S. Embassy. They may combine later as they converge on the Embassy. One protest is in Petionville, near St. Jean Bosco church, Champ de Mars and Belair, downtown and the other in Carrefour ...
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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (Release Date: January 22, 2018 at 11:30am). 

Location:  St. Jean Bosco Church, downtown; Carrefour Pean; and U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince Event: There are two separate protest headed towards the U.S. Embassy today. They may combine later as they converge on the Embassy. One protest is starting at St. Jean Bosco church, downtown and the other from Carrefour Pean. A large protest is expected outside of the ...
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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (Release Date: January 22, 2018 at 08:25am).

Location: U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince Event: Large protest expected outside of the U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince. Actions to Take: Please limit your coming and going to/from the Embassy during this time. If the protest is large and/or violent, U.S. Embassy employees will be expected to shelter in place. No one will be able to enter or depart ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Release Date: January 22, 2018 at 6:40am. 

Location:  Bois Morquet Road, Petionville Event: Burning barricades Actions to Take:  Please limit your travel through this area. Assistance:  Visit the U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince website , or contact the Embassy for up-to-date information on travel restrictions.  You can also call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free from within the United States and Canada, or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries.  These numbers are ...
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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (Release Date: January 17, 2018 at 10:40 AM)

Location:  Downtown Port-au-Prince. Event:  On-going protest downtown. Protesters are scheduled to march up Ave John Brown towards the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, near Delmas 60. Actions to Take:  Please avoid these areas until further notice. Assistance:  Visit the U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince website, or contact the Embassy for up-to-date information on travel restrictions.  You can also call ...
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U.S. Government and Government of Haiti Officials Launch New Project to Combat Deforestation

Cap-Haitien, January 11, 2018 – Haiti and the United States act together to bring back Haiti’s forests. Haitian and U.S. Government officials joined Thursday to launch a new project that will conserve and restore Haiti’s forests. Working with local communities and governments in Haiti’s North and North East departments, the USAID Reforestation Project will plant ...
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12th edition of the International Jazz Festival of Port-au-Prince

On Tuesday, January 9, 2018, the Haiti Foundation jazz partners, launched the 12th edition of the Jazz Festival of Port-au-Prince to be held from January 20 – 27, 2018. Ms. Adair Hamilton, Cultural Attachée at the U.S. Embassy in Haiti presented the American Jazz group, “ Loide Rosa and Jazz Quartet ” , a Washington-DC based jazz ensemble. They will perform in Port au ...
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2018 One Beat Program Opens Now!

Hip-Hop artist, jazz ensembles, classical musicians, sound designer, beat maker, multimedia artist, DJ, audio engineer, or any combination of these styles are invited to participate in the  2018 One Beat program during a month in the U.S. This program offers the chance get together with musicians from around the world to collaborate in the creation and ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Foreign Service Officer Test

We are pleased to announce that U.S. citizens may take the Foreign Service Officer Test in Port-au-Prince at 9:00am on Saturday, January 27, 2018 or Wednesday, January 31, 2018.  For more information and to register, please visit: https://careers.state.gov/work/foreign-service/officer/test-process/ To apply for a U.S. passport, Consular Report of Birth Abroad, or notarial service, visit our website at ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens on Advisories and Alerts

On Wednesday, January 10, 2018, the Department of State will make changes to our safety and security information to make it easier to find, understand, and use. Travel Advisories will replace Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts.  Every country will have a Travel Advisory, which will provide one of four standard levels of advice.  The Travel ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Gunfire in Delmas 95, Port-au-Prince, Sent: December 22, 2017 at 1:35pm

The United States Embassy has received reports of ongoing police action involving gunfire between police and criminals in the area of Delmas 95. Please avoid the area.  U.S. citizens are reminded to always use caution when traveling, and to avoid roadblocks and demonstrations.  Please keep in mind that demonstrations, even peaceful ones, can escalate quickly ...
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Haiti Opens National Biosafety Level 3 Laboratory with U.S. Government Support

Port-au-Prince, Haiti – Thursday, December 21, 2017, the Ministry of Public Health and Population’s National Public Health Laboratory (LNSP) celebrated the inauguration of a national biosafety level 3 (BSL-3) laboratory. The U.S. Government through the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and other international and local partners supported the establishment of the laboratory which will be ...
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USAID Announces New Project in Support of Safe Water and Sanitation for Haiti

The United States took another step to support access to clean water for Haiti’s citizens and continuing the fight against cholera. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Water and Sanitation project supports the goal the United States shares with the Government of Haiti to expand safe water and sanitation access to vulnerable communities, the ...
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Youth Ambassadors program (YAP) Opens Now!

We are proud to announce the opening of application receptions for the FY2018 Youth Ambassadors program (YAP). YAP brings together high school students between 15 and 18 years old and adult mentors from countries across the Americas to promote mutual understanding, increase leadership skills, and prepare youth to make a difference in their communities. Participants ...
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Fire Stations Donation to Haitian Authorities

U.S. Government Donates Fire Stations to Haitian Authorities    Port-au-Prince, Haiti – Friday, December 08, 2017, the U.S. government has turned over to the Haitian Government two completed fire stations: the first in Diquini 63, commune of Carrefour, and the second in Canaan, Croix-des-Bouquets respectively.  The Chargé d’Affaires Robin Diallo turned over the Carrefour fire station ...
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U.S. Government Announces New Investments in Haitian Health Services

Port-au-Prince, December 5, 2017 – The United States is investing almost $100 million dollars in Haitian health care. “Projet Santé”, will work in partnership with the Government of Haiti to bolster Haiti’s health system and expand essential healthcare for up to 4.2 million people. Spending $98.5 million over the next four years, Projet Santé, a ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Violent Demonstration December 6, 2017 10:49am

  The United States Embassy has received reports of an ongoing Violent demonstration in the Bourdon area of Port-au-Prince.  There are reports of rock throwing, burning tires, etc.  Please avoid the area. U.S. citizens are reminded to always use caution when traveling, and to avoid roadblocks and demonstrations.  Please keep in mind that demonstrations, even ...
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GBV Video Launch

Welcome, everyone! It is such a pleasure to host you all here at the Ambassador’s Residence as we commemorate the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence.  This international activism campaign runs from November 25, which is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, until December 10, Human Rights Day.  Gender-based violence ...
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Survivor Storytelling and Panel Advocacy Event

Chargé d’Affaires Robin Diallo’s Participation in Gender-based Violence (GBV) Survivor Storytelling and Panel Advocacy Event Tuesday, December 5, 2017 Ambassador’s Residence   It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the Ambassador’s Residence as we continue to commemorate the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence. From the International Day for the Elimination ...
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Let’s Recommit to Ending Violence Against Women and Girls

By  Rahima Kandahari  on November 25, 2017   Worldwide, one in three women will experience violence in her lifetime. Given the costs violence poses to individuals, families, communities, and economies, this is a statistic we cannot ignore. On November 25, the global community will mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and begin “16 Days of ...
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International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC November 22, 2017 In observance of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (IDEVAW) on November 25 and the accompanying 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, the United States reaffirms its commitment to defending the rights of women and girls to ...
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Acting Secretary Elaine Duke Announcement On Temporary Protected Status For Haiti

UPDATE : USCIS is automatically extending the validity of certain employment authorization documents (EADs) issued under TPS Haiti through Jan. 17, 2019. Please see the Automatic Employment Authorization Document (EAD) Extension section below for more information. Read more :  https://www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/temporary-protected-status/temporary-protected-status-designated-country-haiti  ============================================================================================= Release Date: November 20, 2017 For Immediate Release Office of the Press Secretary Contact: 202-282-8010 WASHINGTON— ...
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Director Greenberg at the Haitian National Police School

On Wednesday, November 15, Allen Greenberg, Director of the Office of the Haiti Special Coordinator, accompanied by the Charge d’Affaires Robin Diallo, and other Embassy representatives, met with Director General Michel-Ange Gedeon at the PNH police School. Director Greenberg extended his condolences to the Director General and to the families of the fallen police officers ...
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Director Greenberg Visits Glory Industries and Etoile du Nord

Director Greenberg, Chargé d’Affaires Diallo and USAID Director Thomas saw first and hand how Haitian businesses work with the US to create jobs, enhance technical skills, and strengthen supply chains. This Global Entrepreneurship Week we recognize GLORY Industries Haiti and Etoile du Nord and implementing partners, BRANA, SMASH PAPYRUS, and PADF for their commitment‎ to ...
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Ongoing Demonstrations Downtown and Expected in Other Areas

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that there is a small demonstration currently ongoing in downtown, nears Champs-de-Mars.  Please avoid this area until further notice. Additionally, there are other named “Rally Points” for demonstrations today. If you may be in these other named areas, please monitor your phones for updates. Demonstrators are expected to gather in: Place ...
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Director Allen Greenberg Visits Haiti

The U.S. Embassy and newly arrived Director Allen Greenberg from the Haiti Special Coordinator’s Office, congratulate First Lady Martine Moise on her appointment as President of the Global Fund Coordinating Mechanism. The‎ USG looks forward to working with her on health related projects, such as immunizations and nutrition.
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Participation of HNP SWAT Unit in Annual SWAT Round-Up International Competition

The U.S. Embassy’s office of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) is supporting ten officers from the Haitian National Police SWAT unit to travel to Orlando, Florida, to compete in the annual SWAT Round-Up International competition. This year’s competition will be held on Sunday, November 12-17, 2017. SWAT roundup is celebrating 35 years of ...
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U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation 2018 – Call for proposals

The U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation 2018 – Call for proposals The U.S Embassy Port-au-Prince and the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), Cultural Heritage Center of the U.S. Department of State are pleased to announce the 2018 call for proposals for the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP). U.S. Ambassadors Fund ...
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Series of Articles on Public Health Progress in Haiti

Series of Articles on Public Health Progress in Haiti Supported by CDC Published in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene   The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Haiti country office contributed to 12 articles recently published in a supplement of the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. The reports ...
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The Global Ugrad Application Opens Now!

The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD) is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by World Learning.  It is a fully-funded scholarship for one semester of non-degree academic study at an assigned U.S. college or university. Participants are emerging leaders committed to their home communities.  During ...
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Acting Assistant Secretary Foote Travels to Haiti

U.S. EMBASSY IN HAITI For Immediate Release October 30, 2017 On October 26-27, Daniel L Foote, Acting Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), traveled to Port-au-Prince, Haiti to meet with government officials and reaffirm the State Department’s unwavering support to the Haitian National Police (HNP). His itinerary included meetings ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protest Update–Autoroute de Delmas.Sent today, October 24, 2017 at 12:45PM

This is an update regarding ongoing protests in Port-au-Prince. The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that the protesters are now moving down Autoroute de Delmas. Avoid the area. U.S. citizens are reminded to always use caution when traveling, and to avoid roadblocks and demonstrations. Please keep in mind that even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Traffic Accident/Protests at Route Nationale No. 2 at Leogane.

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens of a traffic accident resulting in multiple fatalities that has now manifested into violent protests. Embassy personnel have been asked to avoid Route Nationale No. 2 at Leogane until further notice. U.S. citizens are reminded to always use caution when traveling, and to avoid roadblocks and demonstrations. Please keep in mind that ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protests in Petionville. Sent October 24, 2017 at 11:05AM

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens of ongoing protests in Petionville. There are reports of barricades and rocks being thrown at cars. Embassy personnel in Petionville have been asked to shelter in place. U.S. citizens are reminded to always use caution when traveling, and to avoid roadblocks and demonstrations. Please keep in mind that even ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protests Expected Today throughout Port-au-Prince. Sent today, October 24, 2017 at 8AM.

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens of protests expected today throughout Port-au-Prince. The protests are expected to begin in locations throughout the city, including Place Boyer and St. Jean Bosco chuch in Petionville. Please avoid these areas. U.S. citizens are reminded to always use caution when traveling, and to avoid roadblocks and demonstrations. Please keep ...
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U.S. Donates Braille Equipment

Remarks by the Chargé Esteemed National Coordinator of SHAA, dear Commander of the Security Cooperation Office, dear USAID Education Team, and dear distinguished guests; good morning to all of you. I want to welcome you all once again to this exciting event. I am honored to be here today. Equity is both a moral and ...
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Braille Equipment Handover Ceremony

Charge d’Affaires Robin Diallo Remarks Braille Equipment Handover Société Haïtienne d’Aide aux Aveugles October 19, 2017   Esteemed National Coordinator of SHAA, dear Commander of the Security Cooperation Office, dear USAID Education Team, and dear distinguished guests; good morning to all of you. I want to welcome you all once again to this exciting event. ...
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U.S. Supports Border Police in Partnership with IOM

Port au Prince – Reflecting the United States government’s continued support of the government of Haiti and the Haitian National Police. Charge d’Affaires Robin Diallo participated in a ceremony marking the handover of 20 motorcycles and all–terrain vehicles to Haiti’s Border Police Unit. The vehicles are purchased with funds provided by the U.S. government to ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Robin Diallo Sees Firsthand the Impact USG Support Has at Saint Damien Hospital

American Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Robin Diallo visited Hôpital Saint Damien/Nos Petits Frères et Sœurs (HSD/NPFS) on October 18th, 2017, to see the impact of U.S. Government (USG) support on Haitian health services. The Chargé visited the laboratory and the children’s HIV clinic, then learned of the projects implemented by the Catholic Medical Mission Board (CMMB) ...
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UN Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH)

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Statement by Heather Nauert, Spokesperson The United States welcomes the UN Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH), which begins operations today, October 16.  We congratulate Haiti for its progress in achieving greater security and stability and recognize the conclusion of the United Nations ...
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USAID Awards $4 Million to World Food Program for Food Security in Haiti

U.S. Embassy Haiti Chargé d’Affaires Robin Diallo Visits WFP Food Warehouse   Port-au-Prince, October 13, 2017- Haiti ranks third globally among countries most affected by extreme weather events. This year alone, less than a year after the devastating Hurricane Matthew, the country was affected by two major hurricanes—Irma and Maria—that brushed past Haiti’s northern coast, ...
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VOA Affiliate Journalism Training

Chargé d’Affaires Diallo Opening Remarks VOA Affiliate Journalism Training October 9, 2017, 9 a.m. Best Western Hotel, Port au Prince     Good Morning. It’s a pleasure to see you all this morning, including long-time friend, Joan Mower.  It’s great that three top VOA media professionals from Washington, all Creole speakers with Haitian roots, are able to conduct this training.  You ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Potential Demonstrations Forming in Downtown Port-au-Prince. Sent October 5, 2017 at 11:53am

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that we have received reports of groups beginning to gather downtown near Jean Bosco Church, Carrefour, and Champs de Mars. We do not yet have information related to the intended destinations. U.S. citizens are advised to avoid the areas. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and ...
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Presidential Proclamation Honoring the Victims of the Tragedy in Las Vegas, Nevada

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release October 02, 2017 HONORING THE VICTIMS OF THE TRAGEDY IN LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Our Nation is heartbroken.  We mourn with all whose loved ones were murdered ...
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U.S. Embassy Announces the 2017 Cohort of the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI)

Port au Prince: The U.S. Embassy is proud to announce the 2017 cohort from Haiti for the  Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program .  The YLAI program supports the United States’ commitment to increase trade and investment in the region and, in the words of Vice President Mike Pence, “bring even more of our business culture of entrepreneurship and innovation all across ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Update on Road Blocks: Rue Cazeau Clear (Sent October 2, 2017 at 11:30am)

The U.S. Embassy has received reports that Rue Cazeau is now clear for travel.  U.S. citizens are advised to continue to exercise caution when traveling and to avoid attempting to pass through road blocks. See the State Department’s  travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and  Haiti Specific Information . Enroll in the  Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Road blocks on Rue Cazeau; Route de Freres Clear (Sent October 2, 2017 at 9:30am)

The U.S. Embassy has received reports of road blocks on Rue Cazeau cutting off access to the Vivy-Mitchel shortcut in the direction of travel from the U.S. Embassy. Route de Freres is now clear and passable for access to Petionville.  U.S. citizens are advised to avoid Rue Cazeau until further notice. See the State Department’s  travel website for ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Road blocks on Route National #1 Near Lafito Port Facilities (Sent Oct 2, 2017 at 9:15am)

The U.S. Embassy has received reports of road blocks on Route National #1 near the Lafito Port facilities.  U.S. citizens are advised to avoid the area. See the State Department’s  travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and  Haiti Specific Information . Enroll in the  Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Gunshots Reported North of Airport in Port-au-Prince (sent Oct 2, 2017 at 7:45am)

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that gun shots have been reported north of Toussaint Louverture Airport in Port-au-Prince. U.S. citizens are advised to avoid the area. See the State Department’s  travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and  Haiti Specific Information . Enroll in the  Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protests in Port-au-Prince (sent October 2nd, 2017 at 7:30AM)

The Embassy has received reports of ongoing roadblocks and small fires in the areas of Route de Freres, Port-au-Prince.  Avoid this area. U.S. citizens are reminded to always use caution when traveling, and to avoid roadblocks and demonstrations.  Please keep in mind that demonstrations, even peaceful ones, can escalate quickly and even turn violent.  The Embassy urges all U.S. ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protests in Petion-Ville, Port-au-Prince (sent Sep 30, 2017 at 1:03pm)

The Embassy has received reports of ongoing protests in Petion-Ville, Port-au-Prince.  Avoid these areas.  U.S. citizens are reminded to always use caution when traveling, and to avoid roadblocks and demonstrations.  Please keep in mind that demonstrations, even peaceful ones, can escalate quickly and even turn violent.  The Embassy urges all U.S. citizens to remain vigilant, ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protests in La Saline and Champs de Mars, Port-au-Prince (Sep 30, 2017 at 11:56am)

The Embassy has received reports of ongoing protests in the area of La Saline and Champs de Mars, Port-au-Prince.  Avoid these areas.  U.S. citizens are reminded to always use caution when traveling, and to avoid roadblocks and demonstrations.  Please keep in mind that demonstrations, even peaceful ones, can escalate quickly and even turn violent.  The ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Update on Demonstrations in Port au Prince (Sent September 28, 2017 at 4:50 PM)

  The United States Embassy has received reports that Delmas and Petionville are now clear of protests.  U.S. citizens are advised to continue to use caution in these areas. U.S. citizens are reminded to always use caution when traveling, and to avoid roadblocks and demonstrations.  Please keep in mind that demonstrations, even peaceful ones, can ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations Near St. Jean Bosco Church (Sent September 28, 2017 at 11:50 AM)

The United States Embassy has received reports of demonstrators gathering near St. Jean Bosco Church downtown.  These demonstrators are expected to move towards Petion-ville.  U.S. citizens are advised to avoid the area. U.S. citizens are reminded to always use caution when traveling, and to avoid roadblocks and demonstrations.  Please keep in mind that demonstrations, even ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Update on Route National 2 (Sent September 27, 2017 at 4pm)

U.S. citizens are reminded to always use caution when traveling, and to avoid roadblocks and demonstrations.  Please keep in mind that demonstrations, even peaceful ones, can escalate quickly and even turn violent.  The Embassy urges all U.S. citizens to remain vigilant, be aware of their surroundings, and avoid large crowds as much as possible.  Should ...
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Meet Watson Cesaire from 2017 Haitian Cohort of YLAI

Have you ever wondered if medical practitioners ever strive to improve care from the public’s perspective? Meet Watson Cesaire, founder of Sante Lakay, an organization dedicated to enhancing health care in Haiti through clinics and educational programs. Sante Lakay strives to provide accessible dental and primary medical care throughout Haiti. Watson was previously the Vice ...
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Meet Jacquelin Alcius from 2017 Haitian Cohort of YLAI

Jacquelin Alcius co-founded the Club Entrepreneurial  Acces Jeunes , an accelerator and incubator which focuses on providing training to help develop business plans, teach fundraising strategy, and encourage management and leadership principle. Jacquelin previously worked at the Bank of the Republic of Haiti. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from the Institut Universitaire des Sciences Juridiques ...
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Chargé Robin Diallo Attends “Retour sur Elan Haiti 2016” Event

Groupe ECHO Haiti Retour sur Elan Haiti 2016 SEPTEMBER 23, 2017 MARRIOTT HOTEL   Good evening. Minister of Tourism, business sector leaders, friends of the media, and change makers. I am told the word “Elan” can be translated as a run-up or launch for young people to work towards a better Haiti.  I am here ...
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Meet Altagrace M. Maignan from 2017 Haitian Cohort of YLAI

Meet Altagrace  Michele Maignan , founder of Belle Créole, a micro-enterprise program that empowers people, particularly young women, who are living with HIV and AIDS to rise above their circumstances through learning a skill and creating and selling their creations. She currently serves as a Project Manager at Fondation Esther Boucicault Stanislas. Altagrace holds a license in ...
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U.S. Embassy Haiti Visits IBESR

L’Institut du Bien-Etre Social et de Recherches (IBESR) welcomed U.S. Embassy consular representatives  to discuss the role their organization plays in upholding Hague intercountry adoptions laws, and protecting the rights of minors in Haiti. (IBESR staff in picture from left to right: Ms. Marie Naderge Sanon – Receptionist, Ms. Gertha R. Francois – Chief of ...
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Meet Miguelito Jerome from 2017 Haitian Cohort of YLAI

Miguelito Jerome, CEO of Critic-Haiti and founder of  500Gourdes.com , a website that allows Haitians to sell their services and products worldwide. Its mission is to help skilled young people expose their talents, offering a solution to the high unemployment rate. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of Paris VIII.
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U.S. Embassy Haiti Visits University of Haiti in Leogane

The Academic and Exchange Program Manager of the Public Affairs Office of the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti met with students and professors of the Rehabilitation Department of the Episcopal University of Haiti in Léogane to talk about scholarships offered by the Embassy to Haitians.  Our Information Resources Center also donated a book collection to the Rehabilitation ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Roadblocks Near FOCAL on Ave. Christophe (Sent September 27, 2017 at 10:05 AM)

The United States Embassy has received reports of burning tires and roadblocks near FOCAL on Ave. Christophe. U.S. citizens are advised to avoid the area and advised not to attempt to pass through the roadblocks. U.S. citizens are reminded to always use caution when traveling, and to avoid roadblocks and demonstrations. Please keep in mind ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Roadblocks at Chalon on Route National 2 (Sent September 27, 2017 at 10AM)

The United States Embassy has received reports that Route National 2 is currently blocked by protests/roadblocks at Chalon.  U.S. citizens are advised to avoid the area and advised not to attempt to pass through the roadblocks.  U.S. citizens are reminded to always use caution when traveling, and to avoid roadblocks and demonstrations.  Please keep in ...
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Meet Jeffsky Poincy from 2017 Haitian Cohort of YLAI!

Meet Jeffsky Poincy, founder of  BUSY  (Business-driven Solutions for Youth). The organization aims to promote and foster social and economic empowerment of marginalized youth in Haiti by encouraging entrepreneurship and supporting their work with business solutions. They work with the communities and the youth clubs to develop and run sustainable economic programs. Jeffsky previously worked for ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protests in Champs de Mars, Portau Prince (sent Sept 25, 2017 at 3:45pm)

The U.S. Embassy would like to make U.S. citizens aware of ongoing protests taking place in Port-au-Prince and around the country.  There are roadblocks along Route National #1 and Route National #2.  Embassy personnel are prohibited from traveling outside of Port-au-Prince on September 25, 2017 out of safety and security concerns.  Please keep in mind that demonstrations in Haiti, ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: American Citizen Services Online Appointment System

Message for U.S. Citizens United States Embassy, Port-au-Prince, Haiti September 22, 2017 How to Make an Appointment On Monday, September 25, 2017, the American Citizen Services (ACS) unit will transition to a new appointment system for all routine services: U.S. passport applications, Consular Reports of Birth Abroad (CRBAs), and notarials. Appointments for these services will ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Update on Demonstrations in Port-au-Prince (Sent September 21, 2017 at 2:35 PM)

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens of ongoing demonstrations in Port-au-Prince. Protestors reportedly remain downtown and have begun to move towards Parliament.  U.S. citizens are advised to avoid these areas. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity ...
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Remarks at a Press Availability

Remarks Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Hilton Midtown Hotel New York City September 20, 2017   SECRETARY TILLERSON: Well, good evening, all. I want to begin, first, by extending our condolences to all those who have suffered, continue to suffer, from the devastation from the natural disasters that we are witnessing around the Western Hemisphere. ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in Port-au-Prince. Sent today, Thursday, September 21 at 11:17AM

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens of ongoing demonstrations in Port-au-Prince. Protestors have begun to gather downtown in lower Delmas, in front of St. Jean Bosco Church and other areas.  U.S. citizens are advised to avoid these areas. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should avoid areas ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Updated Locations for Demonstrations throughout Port-au-Prince.

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens of ongoing demonstrations in Port-au-Prince. There is one group heading from Delmas to Petionville, currently located near Delmas 40. The other protest is at Nazon, near the national stadium. U.S. citizens are advised to avoid the area. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in Port-au-Prince. Sent today, Wednesday, September 20 at 11:20AM

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens of ongoing demonstrations in Port-au-Prince. Reports indicate protestors are moving from the Champs-de-Mars to Bel-Air. There are also reports of groups of demonstrators moving up Route de Delmas in the direction of Petionville. U.S. citizens are advised to avoid these areas. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and ...
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Third Graduating Class for HNP Mechanics

The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) Director Nicholas Hilgert participated in the third graduating class for HNP mechanics on September 15. The 34 graduates in today’s ceremony represent the HNP’s Community Police, the Coast Guard, CIMO, and other units as well as the cities of Croix des Bouquets, Port-de-Paix, Hinche, Fort ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Hurricane Maria (as of Sep 18, 2017)

The National Hurricane Center  reports that Hurricane Maria is a category 3, and additional rapid strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours. Maria is expected to be a dangerous major hurricane as it moves through the Leeward Islands and the northeastern Caribbean Sea. The Embassy has banned all travel by its employees north of Port-au-Prince starting Wednesday, ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Ongoing Protests in Port-au-Prince and along Route Nationale 1

Security Message for U.S. Citizens U.S. Embassy, Port-au-Prince, Haïti Sent September 18, 2017 at 11AM  Ongoing Protests in Downtown Port-au-Prince and along Route Nationale 1 The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens of ongoing protests in downtown Port-au-Prince in the Champs-de-Mars area. There are also reports of protests along Route Nationale 1 in the area of Cabaret. U.S. ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution (dated September 14, 2017)

The Department of State has issued a new Worldwide Caution, which may be found here:   https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/alertswarnings/worldwide-caution.html  We strongly recommend that all U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Haiti register with us at  https://step.state.gov/step/  (Smart Traveler Enrollment Program, or STEP). STEP enrollment gives you the latest security updates and makes it easier for the nearest U.S. Embassy to ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Transportation Strike/Demonstrations/Tropical Storm Maria

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens of plans for widespread transportation strikes and demonstrations for Monday, September 18 in Port-au-Prince and other parts of Haiti. Due to these planned activities, the Embassy will open on Monday, September 18 at 9:00am with limited staffing. Embassy personnel have been advised to keep children at home and not ...
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2018 Community Solutions Program – Open!

The Office of Public Affairs of the U.S. Embassy invites interested Haitian citizens to submit an application for the 2018 Community Solutions Program.  This professional development program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and implemented by IREX gathers influential global community leaders working in Transparency & Accountability, ...
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Haitian Participants at the 2017 Community Solutions Program

Haitian participants Anne Lisberth Jean and Elie Joseph attend the FY2017 Community Solutions’ program welcoming lunch. Among the 2593 applications received from 72 countries, their passion and effectiveness in their work resulted in Haiti securing two key slots. Elie Joseph and Anne Lisberth Jean will respectively acquire practical knowledge on dental care delivery  and women ...
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The IRC at La Grotte in Turgeau

Children are the future and they deserve to dream. The students attending the parish school high up a steep hill  in the neighborhood of  La Grotte  de Turgeau received that powerful message during an IRC caravan interactive reading activity. The inspiring and true story of Michael Jordan who followed his dream to become a basket-ball ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations near Delmas 75 and 83. Sent today, September 13th, 2017 at 1:55PM

Security Message for U.S. Citizens U.S. Embassy, Port-au-Prince, Haïti Sent September 13, 2017 at 1:55PM Demonstrations near Delmas 75 and 83 The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens of ongoing demonstrations in Delmas 75 and Delmas 83. U.S. citizens are advised to avoid the area. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. ...
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Haiti Travel Warning

The Department of State warns U.S. citizens to carefully consider the risks of traveling to Haiti due to its current security environment and lack of adequate medical facilities and response.     U.S. citizens are informed that the U.S. Embassy has resumed normal operations following Hurricane Irma. The authorized departure of non-emergency employees was lifted ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Reports of Ongoing Demonstrations in Port-au-Prince. Sent today, September 12th 2017 at 1:30PM

Security Message for U.S. Citizens U.S. Embassy, Port-au-Prince, Haïti Sent September 12, 2017 at 1:30PM   Protests Ongoing in Port-au-Prince   The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens of ongoing demonstrations in the areas of the Champs-de-Mars, Delmas 22, Delmas 60, and Delmas 75. U.S. citizens are advised to avoid these areas. Even demonstrations intended to be ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Potential Demonstrations Today in Downtown Port-au-Prince. Sent Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 9:15AM

Security Message for U.S. Citizens U.S. Embassy, Port-au-Prince, Haïti Sent September 12th, 2017 at 9:15AM   Potential Protests in Downtown Port-au-Prince The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens of potential protests today in downtown Port-au-Prince. U.S. citizens are advised to avoid the area. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in Port-au-Prince. Sent today, September 11th, 2017 at 11:45AM

Security Message for U.S. Citizens U.S. Embassy, Port-au-Prince, Haïti Sent September 11, 2017 at 11:45AM   Demonstrations near Carrerfour Aeroport and the St. Jean Bosco Church.   The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens of two ongoing demonstrations in Port-au-Prince. The first is near the Carrefour Aeroport. The second is near the St. Jean Bosco Church. U.S. citizens are advised ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Hurricane Irma

The National Hurricane Center ( http://www.nhc.noaa.gov ) has discontinued hurricane and tropical storm warnings for Haiti. However, one to four inches of additional rainfall is expected throughTuesday night, September 12. U.S. citizens residing and traveling in Haiti should be alert to any localized flooding following the hurricane. The Port-au-Prince and Cap-Haitien airports are currently open.  Please contact airlines directly ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Minimal Public Services

Due to anticipated hazardous conditions from Hurricane Irma, the Embassy will have very reduced staffing on Thursday, September 7 and Friday, September 8, providing only emergency services to United States citizens. The consular section has canceled and rescheduled all passport, IV, and NIV appointments for these days. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = ...
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Emergency Message: Hurricane Irma

The National Hurricane Center ( http://www.nhc.noaa.gov ) reports that Hurricane Irma is a strong, dangerous category 5 storm with high winds and heavy rain. A hurricane watch has been issued for the northern coast of Haiti and a tropical storm watch has been issued for the area from Le Mole St. Nicholas to Port-au-Prince. We recommend you ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens:  Hurricane Irma

The Department of State warns U.S. citizens to carefully consider the risks of traveling to Haiti due to its current security environment and lack of adequate medical facilities and response. The Department of State also warns U.S. citizens to carefully reconsider travel to Haiti due to Hurricane Irma, a category 5 storm projected to impact ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Hurricane Irma

The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the approach of Hurricane Irma and recommends U.S. citizens avoid all non-essential travel to Haiti. The National Hurricane Center ( http://www.nhc.noaa.gov ) reports that Hurricane Irma is a strong, dangerous Category 5 storm with high winds and heavy rain. A hurricane watch has been issued for the northern ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens

United States Embassy, Port-au-Prince, Haiti September 4, 2017 Hurricane Irma This message is to advise U.S. citizens residing and traveling in Haiti that Hurricane Irma, category 3, is currently projected to affect Haiti. This storm may bring significant rainfall and wind that may result in life-threatening flooding, flash flooding, mudslides, and storm surge, and Hispaniola-wide ...
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Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) Leadership Ceremony

Always on the move and seeking to engage with a diverse audience, the IRC caravan stopped on the outskirts of Pétion-Ville to participate in the graduation of YWCA-Young Women’s Christian Association- summer camp and leadership academy. This “Train the Trainer” program empowers girls and shapes future leaders!  The girls competed to become part of a ...
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U.S. Government Hands Over Terrier Rouge Police Commissariat to Haitian National Police

In her first public appearance, newly arrived United States Chargé d’Affaires Robin Diallo, recognized the important role of the Haitian National Police (HNP) and affirmed the United States commitment to support its growth and development. Participating in the inauguration of the Police Commissariat of Terrier-Rouge, in the Northeast department, alongside the Director General of the ...
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Youth Day 2017

Ever wonder how entrepreneurs endure the ups and downs of creating a business? In honor of International Youth Day, we welcomed YLAI Alum Vanessa Alexandre and Makendy Smith to share their lessons learned with recently returned alumni from the Youth Ambassadors Program. Two heads are always better than one – be they to share opportunities ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Shukan Departs Haiti

On Friday, August 25, 2017, the U.S. Chargé d’Affaires in Haiti, Brian Shukan, completed his three year assignment at the U.S. Embassy in Haiti. The Chargé d’Affaires Shukan thanks the Haitian people and the government for their hospitality and partnership. He will miss his friends, Haitian music and the local cuisine. Chargé Shukan transferred his ...
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Representatives from CDC and USAID Meet with First Lady Martine Moïse on Increased Childhood Vaccinations

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Haiti Office Country Director, Dr. David Fitter, and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Director of Maternal, Child Health and Nutrition Office, Ms. Barbara Hughes, met with the First Lady of Haiti Mrs. Martine Moïse and members of a Gavi-led immunization-focused delegation last Wednesday, August ...
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What is Summer Vacation Without going to Camp? A Swimming Camp at That : Making it Even More Special!

What is summer vacation without going to camp? A swimming camp at that: making it even more special!  The IRC-Information Resource Center cheerfully left Port-au-Prince, last week to share a reading session in the Bercy area, right passed Cabaret. “La petite fille aux singes: l’enfance incroyable de Jane Goodall” read by our colleague Celia Milord, ...
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21 Years! Milestone Worth Celebrating Monique Calixte Library at FOKAL

21 years! Now that’s a milestone worth celebrating.  On this anniversary the Monique Calixte library at FOKAL invited regulars and new comers to learn about the wide umbrella of programs offered by the Information Resource Center-IRC and the Harold Courlander American Corner. Our English conversation practice clubs, book programs and donations, thematic and special interest ...
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Demonstration Blocking Streets in Petionville

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens of ongoing demonstrations blocking the streets in Petionville, near Rue Rigaud and Rue Pan American. U.S. citizens are advised to avoid the area. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity ...
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Visit by U.S. Congressional Delegation to Haiti

A Congressional delegation visited Haiti on July 30 led by Representative Jeff Duncan, Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere within the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee.  The delegation scheduled a visit to Haiti as part of a four-country trip focused on strengthening regional security cooperation and coordination.  Chairman Duncan traveled with ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration in Petionville near Place Boyer sent August 8, 2017 at 1:30pm

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens of a demonstration in Petionville near Place Boyer. U.S. citizens are advised to avoid the area. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations. ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration near Place Boyer in Petionville. Sent today August 7th at 4:40 PM

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens of an ongoing demonstration near Place Boyer in Petionville. U.S. citizens are advised to avoid the area. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or ...
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The Information Resource Center – IRC Summer Caravan is Back on the Road!

Our first stop was to visit the all-girls summer camp at the YWCA Haiti (Young Women’s Christian Association Haiti) in Place Boyer (rue Goulard). Their mission is to empower girls and young women through education, mentoring, guidance and leadership.  When we arrived, that morning with our team of 5, a box and bright orange t-shirts ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Propane Gas Leak in Delmas 75. Sent today, July 28th, 2017 at 12:25PM

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens of reports of a propane gas leak in Delmas 75. U.S. citizens are advised to avoid the area. See the State Department’s  travel website  for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and  Haiti Specific Information . Enroll in the  Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an ...
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Humphrey Program Participant from Haiti at UC Davis

Ing. Pierre Merolien Lovens was selected for the Hubert Humphrey program to do research on telecommunication engineering during one year at the University of California Davis in the United States. Yesterday he conducted a wonderful presentation on “Technology Policy in Haiti: A look to the future”. The faculty staff and his classmates were happy to ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protest in Petionville. Sent today, July 25th at 1:15PM

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens of a large protest in Petionville. Currently 400-500 people are on Rue Villate, escorted by the Haitian National Police. U.S. citizens are advised to avoid the area. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if ...
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Security Message for US Citizens: No Passage Allowed Between Haiku and the Best Western in Petionville. Sent July 15 at 12PM

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that the HNP have blocked off an area of Petionville between the Best Western and Haiku, no passage is allowed . U.S. citizens are advised to avoid the area. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: protests on Route de Frere Delmas send July 15, 2017 at 10:15am:

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that there is an ongoing protest on Route de Frères Delmas. U.S. citizens are advised to avoid the area. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protests in Petionville July 14, 2017 at 11:40am

The U.S. Embassy has received reports of roughly 200-300 protestors in Petionville.  Currently protesters are walking up Rue Lamarre on the way to Place St. Pierre.  U.S. citizens are advised to avoid the area. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protests Near SONAPI. Sent on, 11 July 2017 at 12PM

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that there is an ongoing protest near the SONAPI Industrial Park in Port-au-Prince. The protesters are moving towards Delmas. U.S. citizens are advised to avoid the area. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if ...
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NY City’s YMCA Global Teen Program in Haiti

When the Greater NY City YMCA Global Teen Program, the YMCA Haiti volunteers and the Embassy’s English Conversation Club meet up, the learning experiences, exchanges, and language practice, opportunities are countless. The guest speakers of the day, Mr. Loyd Harrison of Human Resources and Mr. Indran Amirthanayagam of Public Diplomacy spoke about potential career opportunities ...
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Workshop with 24 Young Women at Union School

Fulbright Alumni Marc Alain Boucicault conducts a workshop on leadership for 24 young women who have been granted the English Access Micro-Scholarship Program. It was a good mix of creativity, passion, dedication and energy that gave the most wonderful and resourceful workshop ever.They have learned the different qualities of a leader, and how they can work together for ...
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Launch of the Food Fortification Project “RANFOSE” Supported by USAID

Port-au-Prince, July 21, 2017 – Chargé d’Affaires Brian Shukan joined the Ministry of Health, and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to launch Ranfòse Abitid Nitrisyon pou Fè Ogmante Sante (RANFOSE), the first food fortification project of Haiti. RANFOSE will increase the availability of high-quality, fortified staple foods across the country and expand ...
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U.S. Embassy Haiti Bids Farewell to New IVLP Participants

The U.S. Embassy in Haiti bids farewell to Carene Desir and Sandra Jn-Gilles as they  travel to the United States to attend the State Department International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) on “The Role of Non-Governmental Organizations in promoting Women’s issues”. Through this program, they will have the opportunity to discuss the interplay between Non-Governmental Organizations ...
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First Promotion of Teachers from the “Anseye pou Ayiti” Program

Congratulations to the first promotion of experienced graduate teachers in the two-year program organized by Anseye pou Ayiti! We congratulate this promotion of teachers for this great achievement for the Haitian community and we wish them success in their task of providing an education of quality to haitian pupils. Special congratulations to the Program Director ...
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Virtual Internship Opportunity with the Federal Government

The Virtual Student Foreign Service (VSFS) is the largest virtual internship program in the world!  This year there are more than 1,300 vacancies with more than 30 federal agencies.  VSFS offers unique mentoring and exposure to job opportunities within the U.S. government. Applications for the 2017-18 VSFS program are open between July 2 and 26 on ...
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Statement from President Donald J. Trump on Bastille Day 2017

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release July 14, 2017 On this great day—France’s national day and the 228th anniversary of the French Revolution—Melania and I were proud to stand with the President of France and Madame Macron and to celebrate with the French people. The ties between the United States ...
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Gender Based Violence (GBV) – Prevention and Treatment

We are working together on the prevention and treatment of GBV, especially in adolescent girls and young women. One in three Haitian women aged 15–49 has experienced physical and/or sexual violence at least once in her life. Our outreach includes: Access to economic opportunities Access to secondary education GBV prevention at the community level Comprehensive ...
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English Conversation Club with University of Florida (UF)

During this week’s English Conversation club at the US Embassy,  the participants had the pleasure of welcoming Ms. Victoria C. Shelly who is the Student Life Coordinator from the University of Florida’s (UF) English Language Institute located in Gainesville. They learned about the very versatile English language program at UF through their interactive brochure that ...
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U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Visits Hôpital Universitaire de Mirebalais

American Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Brian Shukan and members of the U.S Government (USG) health team visited Hôpital Universitaire de Mirebalais (HUM), a state-of-the art 300-bed hospital facility operated by USG collaborator Partners in Health/Zanmi Lasante (PIH/ZL).  HUM opened in 2013 and was built through the combined efforts of the Ministry of Public Health and Population ...
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Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT)

Over the last six years the Government of Haiti has implemented new and effective strategies and Haiti has significantly expanded access to PMTCT services. PMTCT coverage now reaches 90% of HIV-infected pregnant women identified by our programs and together our HIV/AIDS prevention activities have resulted in a steady decline in the positivity rate of HIV ...
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Support to the PLHIV in Haiti

The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) works in collaboration with the Government of Haiti. We provide comprehensive clinical care and support services to people living with HIV (PLHIV) at both facilities and in the community. We support our partners to ensure all PLHIV have access to a continuum of care and treatment ...
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Departing 2017 “Youth Ambassadors”

Girls and boys, ranging in age from 15 to 18, hailing from diverse areas of  the country, have just left Haiti to participate in the Youth Ambassador Program. Their three week long program in the United States is organized by Global Potential under the auspices  of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. During this ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Blocked Intersection and Burning Tires at Mais Gate and Caradeaux, today, June 30, 2017, sent at 10:40 a.m.

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that the intersection of Mais Gaté and Caradeaux is blocked with burning tires, rocks and bottles. U.S. citizens are advised to avoid the area. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the ...
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“Wednesday Talk” English Convo Club during World Refugee Day

To commemorate World Refugee Day (June 20th), our  “Wednesday Talk”  English conversation club had the privilege of having Father Isaia Birollo an Italian priest living in Haiti. He studied theology in the United States and lived there for a number of years.  He belongs to the Congregation of the Missionaries of St. Charles – Scalabrinians, ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Gunshots near Canne-a-Sucre Park in Tabarre, today, June 27, 2017, sent at 1:05 p.m.

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens of gun shots fired near Canne-a-Sucre Park in Tabarre.  U.S. citizens are advised to avoid the area. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or ...
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United States Strategy for Engagement in the Caribbean

The U.S. Department of State, in coordination with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), submitted a multi-year Caribbean strategy to Congress on June 19 that establishes a framework for enhancing the security and prosperity of the United States and its Caribbean partners.  Considered the “third border” of the United States, the Caribbean is a ...
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World Refugee Day

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC June 20, 2017 On World Refugee Day, we recognize the plight of those forced by persecution and war to flee their home countries. We also recognize the pressing challenges posed by ongoing refugee crises. Today, refugees number more than 22 million around the world. The ...
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Host Malaria Delegations

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), with support from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), hosted two delegations to learn about malaria elimination on Hispaniola. The United Nations (UN) Foundation and Malaria No More sponsored the two delegations of ten Congressional staffers to travel to Haiti and meet with key partners ...
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LGBTI Pride Month

The Embassy of the United States of America in Haiti extends its warmest wishes to the Haitian people on the occasion of Pride Month, which we celebrate throughout June 2017. Democracy is most secure when all persons live freely without fear of violence and discrimination.  We honor this truth now as we take pride in ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Update on Oil Spill, today, June 16, 2017, sent at 5:15 p.m.

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that the oil spill is at the Puis Bain bridge heading to Vivy Mitchell.  U.S. citizens are advised to avoid the area.  See the State Department’s  travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and  Haiti Specific Information . Enroll in the  Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Oil Spill on Vivy Mitchel Shorcut, sent today 16 June at 3:40PM

  The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens of a reported oil spill on the Vivy Mitchel shorcut. U.S. citizens are advised to avoid the route. See the State Department’s  travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and  Haiti Specific Information . Enroll in the  Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an ...
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U.S. Marshals’ 15 Most Wanted Fugitive Captured in Haiti

For Immediate Release June 13, 2017 Neil Sullivan, Deputy U.S. Marshal District of Massachusetts (617) 748-2500 Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699   U.S. Marshals’ 15 Most Wanted Fugitive Captured in Haiti Defendant returned to U.S. to face murder charges in Boston   [Jean Weevens Janvier (CAPTURED)]Washington – A man who was on the U.S. ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens U.S. Embassy, Port-au-Prince, Haïti Sent June 14th, 2017 at 3:40PM

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens of ongoing protests in downtown Port-au-Prince near the Champs de Mars. U.S. citizens are advised to avoid the area. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, ...
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USAID, PADF Honor Successful Entrepreneurs through the LEAD Program

13,600+ New Jobs and Millions in Revenue In Haiti   USAID, PADF Honor Successful Entrepreneurs through the LEAD Program   Port-au-Prince, Haiti (June 8, 2017) — The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) celebrated the success of dozens Haitian entrepreneurs supported by the LEAD program at a large exposition ...
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The Vice President’s Meeting with President Moise of Haiti

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Vice President FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 15, 2017   READOUT OF THE VICE PRESIDENT’S MEETING WITH PRESIDENT JOVENEL MOISE OF HAITI   The Vice President today met with President Jovenel Moise of Haiti in Miami, Florida. On behalf of President Trump, the Vice President congratulated President Moise for his ...
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Fact Sheet on Cuba Policy

President Donald J. Trump is changing the policy of the United States toward Cuba to achieve four objectives:   Enhance compliance with United States law—in particular the provisions that govern the embargo of Cuba and the ban on tourism; Hold the Cuban regime accountable for oppression and human rights abuses ignored under the Obama policy; ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Ongoing protest at OAVCT June 13th, 2017 at 11:15AM

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens of an ongoing demonstration on Boulevard 15 Octobre near OAVCT. U.S. citizens are advised to avoid the area. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Ongoing Protest and Burning Tires at OAVCT, today, June 12, 2017, sent at 10:35 a.m.

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens of an ongoing protest and burning tires at OAVCT on Blvd 15 Octobre in Tabarre. U.S. citizens are advised to avoid the area. Do not attempt to drive through the roadblock. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should avoid areas of ...
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“Bon Voyage and Success” to our 2017 Fulbright Nominees

The Public Affairs Office would like to wish farewell to our ten (10) selected 2017 Fulbright candidates as they depart Haiti to complete their master’s degrees at various universities in the United States. The Fulbright Program is the keystone exchange program of the U.S. Government and reflects U.S. commitment to educational excellence and cultural exchange.  ...
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2017 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Pride Month

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC June 7, 2017 In recognition of LGBTI Month, the Department of State affirms its solidarity with the human rights defenders and civil society organizations working around the world to uphold the fundamental freedoms of LGBTI persons to live with dignity and freedom. We also recognize ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protest Near OAVCT on Boulevard 15 Octobre. Sent on June 7th

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that there is an ongoing protest at OAVCT on Boulevard 15 Octobre in Tabarre. U.S. citizens are advised to avoid the area. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protests at OAVCT sent June 6, 2017

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that there is an ongoing protest at OAVCT on Boulevard 15 Octobre in Tabarre. U.S. citizens are advised to avoid the area. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: TRAVEL ALERT – HURRICANE AND TYPHOON SEASON 2017

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the Hurricane and Typhoon Seasons in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, the Caribbean, and the Gulf of Mexico. Hurricane and Typhoon Season will last through November 2017, though most tropical cyclones typically develop between May and October.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recommends that those ...
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USAID Supports Ministry of Health in Release of Food Pyramid

Chargé d’Affaires Brian Shukan joined Haiti’s Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant and Ministry of Health leadership on Friday, June 2nd, to launch the new Haitian food pyramid, in conjunction with the MyPlate initiative. To address the challenge of malnutrition in Haiti, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and its partners collaborated with the ...
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Haitian Entrepreneur Lyne Vanessa Alexandre Joins Regional Workshop in Kingston, Jamaica

The U.S. Embassy in Kingston, in collaboration with the Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship – Caribbean, and Meridian International Center is hosting the “Young Leaders of the Americas (YLAI) Regional Workshop on Entrepreneurship,” to examine unique challenges and opportunities facing entrepreneurs in the Caribbean, and encourage growth and collaboration outside of the region. From June 5-6, ...
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Joint HNP-U.S. Embassy investigation stops fraud scam

The Haitian National Police (HNP) arrested four Haitian citizens last month following a joint investigation with the U.S. Embassy into a scam that defrauded more than a dozen Haitian families seeking to immigrate to the United States. The four subjects remain in Haitian custody. In the fraud, scammers posing as U.S. Embassy employees contacted immigrant ...
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YLAI Network Regional Workshop on Entrepreneurship

100 young entrepreneurs from around the Caribbean are in Kingston, Jamaica this week for the YLAI Network Regional Workshop on Entrepreneurship. Follow #YLAICarib for a glimpse into the workshop, speakers (including Sir Richard Branson ), and their collaborations! 2016 Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative – YLAI participant, Lyne Vanessa Alexandre of #PROCONA , will represent #Haiti . Become a force for change today. Join the YLAI Network to grow as ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Burning Tires and Roadblocks on Route Frere, today, June 4, 2017

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens of roadblocks and burning tires on Route Frere. U.S. citizens are advised to avoid the area. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations. ...
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President Donald J. Trump Proclaims June 2017 as National Caribbean-American Heritage Month

NATIONAL CARIBBEAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH, 2017 – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA   A PROCLAMATION National Caribbean-American Heritage Month is a celebration of the accomplishments of Caribbean Americans and our long, shared history with the peoples of the Caribbean. We are grateful for the culture Caribbean ...
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President Donald J. Trump Proclaims June 2017 as National Ocean Month

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release May 31, 2017 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION   National Ocean Month celebrates the mighty oceans and their extraordinary resources.  This month, we recognize the importance of harnessing the seas for our national security and prosperity. Thirty-four years ...
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PEPFAR Country Operational Plan 2017 Approval

Ambassador Deborah Birx, United States AIDS Coordinator, approved the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Haiti budget for Country Operational Plan (COP) 2017. With a budget of $101,500,000 U.S. dollars, COP 17 was jointly planned by the PEPFAR Haiti team, the Ministry of Public Health and Population (MSPP), civil society, and multilateral partners. This ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protest near OAVCT today, May 30, 2017

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens of a protest and road block outside the OAVCT on Blvd 15 Octobre in Tabarre. U.S. citizens are advised to avoid the area. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Roadblock and Protest near OACVT in Tabarre, today, May 29, 2017

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens of a roadblock and protest at outside the OACVT on Blvd 15 Octobre in Tabarre. U.S. citizens are advised to avoid the area. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Road Blocks at Petit Goave, today, May 25, 2017, sent at 2:55 p.m

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens of roadblocks at Petit Goave(in 2e Plaine.) U.S. citizens are advised to avoid the area. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations. • ...
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Burning Tires outside of OACVT, today, May 24, 2017, sent at 10:20 a.m.

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens of burning tires outside of OACVT on Blvd. 15 Octobre in Tabarre. U.S. citizens are advised to avoid the area. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large ...
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Protest to the West of SONAPI Industrial Park

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens of an ongoing protest to the west of the airport in Port-au-Prince near the  SONAPI Industrial Park. U.S. citizens are advised to avoid the area. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the ...
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Strike at border crossing at Malpas. Sent May 5 at 6pm

Security Message for U.S. Citizens U.S. Embassy, Port-au-Prince, Haïti May 5, 2017 Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that there is an ongoing strike at the border crossing between the Dominican Republic and Haiti at Malpas. Cars are not currently able to enter Haiti via Malpas. Even demonstrations intended to ...
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Judge Jean Ralph Prevost, IVLP Participant

The Public Diplomacy Section of the US Embassy in Haiti bids farewell to Judge Jean Ralph Prevost as he travels to the United States to attend the State Department International Visitor Leadership Programs (IVLP) on “Children in the Justice System.” Through this program, he will have the opportunity to explore the U.S. judicial system with special ...
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Port-au-Prince Airport is Open

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that the Port au Prince International Airport is currently open.  However, due to recent heavy rains, the situation could change rapidly.  All U.S. citizens are advised to montior the situation and confirm with their airlines should heavy rains recommence. See the State Department’s  travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration on Route de Frere. Sent May 1, 2017 at 11:15am

Demonstration on Route de Frere. Sent May 1, 2017 at 11:15am Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. Citizens there is a demonstration on Route de Frere. U.S. citizens are advised to avoid the area. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should avoid areas ...
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USAID/LEAD Diaspora Challenge Initiative Winning Entrepreneurs Meeting

As the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) open application seasons comes to a close tonight, Charge d’Affaires Shukan congratulated USAID/LEAD Diaspora Challenge Initiative winning entrepreneurs and encouraged them to continue to engage and mentor Haiti’s rising young entrepreneurs. They accepted the challenge and took time to congratulate & inspire our 2016 Youth Ambassador! ...
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Demonstration in Petion-Ville near Place Boyer, today, April 28, 2017, sent at 12:10 p.m.

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens of a demonstration in Pétion-ville near Place Boyer.  U.S. citizens are advised to avoid the area. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations. ...
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Violent Protest near Champs Mars. Sent April 27th at 1:10PM

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that there is a violent protest in downtown Port-au-Prince, in the area of Champs Mars. U.S. citizens are advised to avoid the area.   Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the ...
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The St. Luke Foundation Inaugurates St. Luke Hospital and International Training Center

Construction Supported by USAID/ASHA Grant   Port-au-Prince, April 27, 2017- Chargé d’Affaires Brian Shukan joined St. Luke’s Foundation, the Haitian Ministry of Health, and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to inaugurate the first international medical training center in Haiti. The training center consists of two training and simulation rooms, a conference room, ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Visit at Community Health Rally Post in Fermathe

Chargé D’Affaires Brian Shukan visits a community health rally post in Fermathe today to commemorate #WorldImmunizationWeek and the importance of vaccine delivery in Haiti. Immunizations are critical to ending preventable child and maternal deaths in Haiti, and the US government supports the Ministry of Health in their efforts to increase national coverage of all vaccines to ...
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Armed Road Blocks on Route National 2, today, April 20, 2017

  The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens of armed roadblocks on Route National 2 between Petit-Goave and Aquin. U.S. citizens are advised to avoid the area.   Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any ...
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Rain, Mudslides and Flooding–Life Safety Precautions

  The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. Citizens that due to ongoing rain and soil saturation in many parts of the country over the last several days, there is a heightened risk for mudslides and flooding.  The Sud Departement has been particularly affected by these rains, which have already led to rising rivers and flooding in ...
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Open Competition for the Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program 2017-2018

The Public Affairs Office of the Embassy of the United States is pleased to announce its annual open competition for the Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program 2017- 2018. This one-year Fellowship program is offered to young and mid-career professionals who have a proven track record of leadership, public service commitment, and the capacity to take full ...
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Haitian National Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Launder Money Derived from Drug Trafficking

U.S. Department of Justice United States Attorney Southern District of Florida 99 N.E. 4 Street Miami, FL 33132 (305) 961-9001 Public Information Officer/ Special Counsel to the U.S. Attorney Sarah J. Schall (305) 961-9377 Sarah.schall@usdoj.gov April 24, 2017 NEWS RELEASE:   A former high-ranking Haitian National Police officer pleaded guilty today in the United States to ...
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Armed Road Blocks on Route National 2, today, April 20, 2017

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens of armed roadblocks on Route National 2 between Petit-Goave and Aquin. U.S. citizens are advised to avoid the area. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, ...