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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Prohibiting Certain Additional Transactions with Respect to Venezuela

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release May 21, 2018 Executive Order By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) (IEEPA), the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. ...
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Statement from President Donald J. Trump on the Maduro Regime in Venezuela

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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Statement from Vice President Mike Pence on Venezuela’s Elections

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

Statement by Secretary POMPEO U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release May 21, 2018   The United States condemns the fraudulent election that took place in Venezuela on May 20.  This so-called “election” is an attack on constitutional order and an affront to Venezuela’s tradition of democracy.  Until the Maduro regime ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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UN Security Council Resolution to Draw Down the UN Peacekeeping Mission in Haiti

UNITED STATES MISSION TO THE UNITED NATIONS Office of Press and Public Diplomacy FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 13, 2017   Ambassador Nikki Haley Chairs the Adoption of a UN Security Council Resolution to Draw Down the UN Peacekeeping Mission in Haiti   Ambassador Nikki Haley, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, delivered remarks at ...
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U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Visits GHESKIO

U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Visits PEPFAR Partner GHESKIO  on World Health Day   Port-au-Prince, April 7, 2017 – In recognition of World Health Day 2017, American Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Brian Shukan and members of the U.S. Government health team visited the GHESKIO National Institute of Laboratory and Research (INLR) in Port-au-Prince. GHESKIO (Groupe Haïtien d’Étude du ...
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Ambassador Nikki Haley Chairs a UN Security Council Meeting on the UN Peacekeeping Mission to Haiti

UNITED STATES MISSION TO THE UNITED NATIONS Office of Press and Public Diplomacy FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 11, 2017 Ambassador Nikki Haley, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, chaired a UN Security Council Open Debate on the UN Peacekeeping Mission to Haiti (MINUSTAH), which will transition into a smaller police-only peacekeeping mission focused on ...
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US Chargé d’Affaires Visits The South of Haiti

US Chargé d’Affaires Visits The South of Haiti, Six Months Following The Passage of Hurricane Matthew US support to Response and Recovery Totals $101.3 Million USD   Port-au-Prince, April 6, 2017- Six months following the passage of Hurricane Matthew, American Embassy Chargé d’Affaires, Brian Shukan, traveled to southern Haiti to assess USAID hurricane response and ...
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Venezuelan Supreme Court Decision Greatly Undermines Democratic Institutions

Press Statement Mark C. Toner Acting Spokesperson Washington, DC March 30, 2017 The United States condemns the Venezuelan Supreme Court’s March 29 decision to usurp the powers of the democratically elected National Assembly. This rupture of democratic and constitutional norms greatly damages Venezuela’s democratic institutions and denies the Venezuelan people the right to shape their ...
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Fake Facebook Pages Defrauding Visa Applicants

Haitian National Police (HNP) and U.S. Embassy Target Fake Facebook Pages Defrauding Visa Applicants   In a joint effort between the HNP and the U.S. Embassy, Embassy staff worked with Facebook to remove three profiles that were impersonating the U.S. Embassy. The fraudulent profiles, which included “Ambassy usa in haiti” and “Ambassade des Etats unis ...
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U.S. State Department Representative Travels to the Dominican Republic and Haiti

Starting today until March 17th, Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Kenneth Merten is visiting the Dominican Republic and Haiti. The objective of the visit by the American diplomat is to further U.S. government support for strong partnerships in the Hemisphere and stable regional economies. In the Dominican Republic, Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Merten will ...
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Message of Condolence from the Embassy of the United States Following the Death of Former Haitian President René Préval

It is with deep sadness that the U.S. Embassy in Haiti has learned of the death of former Haitian President René Préval. We extend our condolences to President Préval’s family, the Haitian people, and all those who mourn his passing. Following both of his presidential terms, President Préval oversaw peaceful transitions of power to his ...
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Consular Section Holds Informational Session on the Visa Application Process

Today the Embassy’s Consular section held an informational session for 20 internet café owners and employees at the U.S. Embassy. The goal of the event was to better explain the visa application process, make applying for visas easier for all involved, and ensure that applications are as well-prepared as possible. Like several other countries, the ...
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U.S. Statement on Haiti’s Presidential Inauguration

Mark Toner Acting Department Spokesperson, Bureau of Public Affairs Washington, DC   The United States congratulates President Jovenel Moïse on his inauguration as the 58th president of Haiti, following an extended electoral period and the additional challenge of recovery from Hurricane Matthew. The Haitian people deserve to have democratically elected leaders.  Today’s inauguration of a democratically ...
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President Trump Announces Presidential Delegation to the Republic of Haiti to Attend the Inauguration of His Excellency Jovenel Moïse

President Donald J. Trump today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to the Republic of Haiti to attend the Inauguration of His Excellency Jovenel Moïse on February 7, 2017 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The Honorable Thomas A. Shannon, Jr., Under Secretary for Political Affairs, U.S. Department of State, will lead the delegation.   Members of ...
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USAID Announces A New Partnership For A Biomedical Equipment System In Haiti

REPARE Project will launch a certification program for Haitian Technicians   Port-au-Prince, January 17, 2017-  Addressing a critical need for the healthcare of Haitians, USAID, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the General Electric (GE) Foundation, and St. Boniface Haitian Foundation signed a partnership to train Haitian biomedical engineering technicians to fix and maintain life-saving equipment through ...
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Statement by the President on Cuban Immigration Policy

Today, the United States is taking important steps forward to normalize relations with Cuba and to bring greater consistency to our immigration policy. The Department of Homeland Security is ending the so-called “wet-foot/dry foot” policy, which was put in place more than twenty years ago and was designed for a different era.  Effective immediately, Cuban ...
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HAITI: Provisional Electoral Council Publishes Final Presidential Election Results

Today, Haiti reached another benchmark toward completion of its electoral process. Publication of final presidential results represents a positive step for the full restoration of Haiti’s democratic institutions in 2017. We congratulate President-elect Jovenel Moïse on his first-round victory and look forward to working closely with him as we strengthen our longstanding partnership with Haiti. ...
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President Obama’s Message to Interim President Jocelerme Privert on the Commemoration of the 213th Independence of Haiti

Dear Mr. Interim President: On behalf of the United States of America, I congratulate the people of Haiti on commemorating the 213th anniversary of your nation’s independence on January 1.  Haiti has an historic place in the shared struggle for independence in the Western Hemisphere.  The United States continues its steadfast support for a future ...
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The United States Provides‎ Financial Assistance to Support Haitian Elections after Hurricane Matthew

No. 2016/57 Hurricane Matthew’s widespread destruction resulted in an unanticipated, urgent, and considerable need to rehabilitate voting centers and roads in the affected regions of southwestern Haiti. As a result, the U.S. Government will provide financial support to United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) to support a timely and transparent election process. We are ...
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United States Government Assistance to Haiti after Hurricane Matthew

After the destruction and loss caused by Hurricane Matthew, the United States government has responded to help the people of Haiti.  In full support of the Government of Haiti’s response strategy, a civilian team of over fifty U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) disaster response experts is working hand-in-hand with Haitians and NGOs throughout the ...
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Statement By Secretary Johnson On Haiti

Release Date: October 12, 2016 For Immediate Release DHS Press Office Contact: 202-282-8010 On September 22, I announced that we would resume removals of Haitian nationals in accordance with our existing enforcement priorities. This means we will prioritize the removal of individuals, including Haitian nationals, recently apprehended at or between ports of entry. That has ...
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Statement by U.S. Ambassador Peter F. Mulrean Upon the Arrival of the First Airlift Flight Of Relief Materials for the Victims of Hurricane Matthew

I am honored to be here with Provisional President Privert for the arrival of the first shipments of humanitarian relief supplies from the United States.  What you see behind us is one of five 747 cargo plane deliveries of more than 480 metric tons of supplies to help an estimated 100,000 people. I accompanied Provisional ...
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All non-immigrant and immigrant visa applicants who missed their appointments during the U.S. Embassy closure have been rescheduled

All non-immigrant and immigrant visa applicants who missed their appointments during the U.S. Embassy closure have been rescheduled. We are reaching out to all applicants over email or SMS text message to inform you of your new appointment date. Please check your email, spam filter, and phone messages. Should you need to reach us or ...
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Statement regarding the postponement of the MASSIMADI Festival

The U.S. Embassy in Port au Prince deeply regrets the circumstances leading to the postponement of the MASSIMADI Festival and condemns discrimination, intimidation and threats of violence in any form. Haiti has a long tradition of tolerance and has undertaken international commitments to respect the rights of all individuals.  The United Statessupports the human rights ...
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Statement by Secretary Johnson Concerning His Directive to Resume Regular Removals to Haiti

Following the tragic January 2010 earthquake in Haiti, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) temporarily ceased removing Haitian nationals to Haiti.  On April 1, 2011, ICE announced the resumption of removals on a limited basis of Haitians with final orders of removal and convicted of a serious crime, or who posed a national security threat. ...
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USAID HAITI PARTNERS WITH FONKOZE FOUNDATION TO FIGHT MALNUTRITION

The 5-year AKSYON program will provide malnutrition screening and referral services to 2 million people, with a special emphasis on women and children under 5.  Port-au-Prince, Haiti (September 19, 2016)— The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announces a new 5-year, USD 18 million, nutrition program entitled AKSYON, which stands for Aksyon Kominote nan Sante ...
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United States Embassy Congratulates our Haitian Law Enforcement Partners on Illegal Arms Seizure

The U.S. Embassy welcomes the seizure of illegal arms by the Haitian National Police and Haitian authorities at the port of St. Marc on September 8, 2016.  We continue to work closely with American and Haitian authorities to pursue the criminals involved and to combat the traffic of illegal weapons into Haiti. The United States ...
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U.S. Ambassador Mulrean and DG Timothé of the Ministry of Health Visit Martissant Community Clinic to Distribute Zika Prevention Kits to Pregnant Wome

On Friday, September 2, 2016, U.S. Ambassador to Haiti, Peter Mulrean, and the Director General of the Ministry of Public Health and Population (MSPP), Dr. Gabriel Timothé, visited the USAID-supported Martissant Community Clinic to participate in the distribution of Zika prevention kits to pregnant women in their first trimester. Responding to a request by the ...
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Haiti Special Coordinator Merten Travel to Haiti

Haiti Special Coordinator Kenneth Merten travels to Haiti, July 21, to further U.S. government support for credible and fair elections in Haiti and to discuss the urgent need for elected representatives at all levels of government.  Haiti Special Coordinator Merten will meet with members of the Provisional Electoral Council and other stakeholders key to a ...
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Ambassador Peter Mulrean Visits Hopital St. Boniface in Fond-des-Blancs

On Wednesday, July 29, 2016, Ambassador Peter Mulrean, accompanied by USAID Mission Director Jene Thomas, and a team of experts from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), visited St. Boniface Hospital (HSB), in Fond-des-Blancs, South Department. During their visit, they met with the President ...
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The Embassy of the United States Strongly Condemns Armed Attacks

The Embassy of the United States strongly condemns the armed attacks against several businesses in Port au Prince during the evening of 23-24 June.  It urges national authorities to investigate these acts and to prosecute those responsible. The Embassy calls on all Haitian actors to remain calm and to avoid acts which could contribute to ...
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For the First Time, Two Young Haitians Enter the «United States Coast Guard International Cadet Program»

On Thursday, June 9, 2006, during a ceremony held at the U.S. Embassy, the U.S Ambassador to Haiti, Mr. Peter F. Mulrean, in the presence of Haitian government officials including the Minister of Justice and Public Security, Camille Edouard Junior and the Director of the Haitian National Police (HNP), Michel-Ange Gédéon, salutes the admission of ...
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Statement by Mark C. Toner, Deputy Spokesperson of the US State Department on the electoral process in Haiti

The United States regrets the decision by the Provisional Electoral Council to restart the presidential elections from the first round. This will increase time and resources needed to complete the 2015 electoral process and further delay installation of a constitutionally elected president. The Haitian people deserve to have their voices heard, not deferred. The United ...
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US Government Scales Up Response to Drought in Haiti

Nearly $22 Million in Emergency Relief Port-au-Prince. April 15, 2016 The US Embassy announced more funding for the ongoing needs of Haitian households suffering from the effects of the El Nino-induced drought, bringing US contributions to $21.9 million USD over the last six months. US Ambassador Peter Mulrean reiterated that: “The US stands steadfast with ...
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U.S. Response to the Drought in Haiti

The US Government is actively intervening to mitigate the impact of the ongoing drought induced by a prolonged El Niño event, and, in fact, has been working since the Haitian Government’s CNSA issued an alert and appeal in October 2015. At stake is food security and nutrition for an estimated 1.5 million Haitians. Our early response ...
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The Embassy of the United States welcomes the election by the National Assembly of Jocelerme Privert as Provisional President of Haiti

The Embassy of the United States welcomes the election by the National Assembly of Jocelerme Privert as Provisional President of Haiti.  This is the first step in implementing the accord signed February 5 by the President of the Republic and the Presidents of the two Chambers of Parliament, to ensure continued governance and the conclusion of ...
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Statement by John Kirby, Spokesperson, on the Electoral Process in Haiti

Agreement on a Way Forward for Governance and Elections in Haiti The United States welcomes the agreement by Executive and Legislative authorities in Haiti to ensure the continuity of governance and the completion of the ongoing electoral process. Echoing the Core Group statement of February 6, we trust “that all actors will keep the best ...
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State of the Union Address 2016

Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, my fellow Americans: Tonight marks the eighth year I’ve come here to report on the State of the Union.  And for this final one, I’m going to try to make it shorter.  I know some of you are antsy to get back to Iowa. I also understand ...
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Counselor Thomas Shannon Travel to Haiti

Ambassador Thomas A. Shannon, Counselor of the Department of State, will travel to Haiti January 6. He will be accompanied by Haiti Special Coordinator and Deputy Assistant Secretary Kenneth Merten. Their visit takes place in the context of ongoing efforts in Haiti to complete the electoral process. The elections will allow a new government and ...
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Declaration from the US Government following the creation of the Independent Electoral Evaluation Commission

The U.S. Government takes note of the creation of the Independent Electoral Evaluation Commission and reitarates our support for a transparent and credible electoral process. In view of Haiti’s constitutional requirement that a new president be inaugurated on February 7, the USG calls on all actors to work together towards the goal of holding peaceful, ...
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Haiti Special Coordinator, Kenneth Merten, Meeting Leaders in Port-au-Prince and Engaging Stakeholders in Anse-à-Pitres

Haiti Special Coordinator Kenneth Merten arrived in Port-au-Prince on Thursday, December 3, for consultations with a range of political, business, civil society, and international community leaders.  In his meetings, Special Coordinator Merten emphasized the United States’ support for fair and inclusive elections. Special Coordinator Merten urged all parties to work together to ensure that elections being ...
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Kenneth H. Merten, Haiti Special Coordinator

Kenneth Merten has been serving as the Haiti Special Coordinator and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Haiti in the  Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs  since August 17, 2015. Since April 2016, he assumed responsibility as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Canadian Affairs in the same Bureau. A two-time Ambassador, he was most recently the United States Ambassador to the Republic of ...
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DHS To Implement Haitian Family Reunification

WASHINGTON—Starting in early 2015, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will begin implementation of a Haitian Family Reunification Parole (HFRP) Program to expedite family reunification for certain eligible Haitian family members of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents of the U.S.and to promote safe, legal and orderly migration from Haiti to the United States. Under ...
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