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Haiti Travel Alert

The State Department alerts U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to Haiti to exercise caution and remain abreast of the security situation throughout the current electoral period. The Haitian government has rescheduled the final round of elections, which were originally scheduled for December 27, 2015. The new date is January 24, 2016. This Travel Alert ...
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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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