Updated travel advisory

Reconsider travel to Haiti due to crime and civil unrest. There are currently unpredictable and sporadic demonstrations in Port-au-Prince and elsewhere in Haiti.  On November 29, 2018, the U.S. government authorized the departure of non-emergency U.S. government personnel and their families. Protests, tire burning, and road blockages are frequent and unpredictable.  Violent crime, such as armed robbery, is ...
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Presidential Proclamation on National Entrepreneurship Month, 2018

Since the founding of our Nation, generations of Americans have drawn upon every last measure of grit and determination to push the limits of human knowledge, invention, and capability. Our Nation thrives today because bold entrepreneurs and innovators had vision and drive, stopping at nothing to realize their dreams. This intrepid spirit, which burns in ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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