USAID Awards New Agreement to Tackle Human Trafficking in Haiti

Port-au-Prince, July 31, 2019- In an effort to increase public awareness and protect victims, USAID signed a four-year cooperative agreement with the LUMOS Foundation to support a major acceleration of the Haitian government’s and civil society’s efforts to deliver transformative progress on the endemic issue of human trafficking, with a special focus on child trafficking ...
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Visit to Haiti by U.S. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Julie Chung

(Port-au-Prince, Haiti) June 26, 2019 – Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary (PDAS) in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs at the U.S. State Department, Julie Chung, visited Port-Au-Prince June 24-25.  During her visit, PDAS Chung underscored that the United States remains committed to democracy, and stressed that finding solutions to Haiti’s current political and socio-economic impasse must ...
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Ambassador Sison’s Remarks during the “Haiti Now” Event

Good morning, and thank you, Herby, for the kind introduction and for leading off this important conference. It’s great to see all of you here from the Miami Foundation, The Boston Foundation, FOKAL, Inter-American Foundation, Flora Family Foundation, K. Kellogg Foundation, and so many more.   It truly is a pleasure to be here this ...
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SOUTHCOM Hosts Meeting With U.S. Ambassadors, Policymakers To Discuss Western Hemisphere Security

U.S. Southern Command May 30, 2019   MIAMI – U.S. Southern Command hosted U.S. chiefs of mission and senior policymakers May 28-30 for an annual meeting to discuss the command’s support to U.S. foreign policy and diplomatic efforts in South America, Central America and the Caribbean. “It was an excellent opportunity to hear the perspectives, priorities ...
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USAID launches “Haiti INVEST” to open access to credit and capital for Haitian enterprises

New Investment Facilitation Platform to Mobilize Diaspora and Domestic Finance   Port-au-Prince, May 23, 2019- The U.S. Government, through USAID, launched an initiative to attract private capital and credit for small and medium sized enterprises (SME) across Haiti. The Haiti INVEST project will create a facilitation platform to mobilize financing for investment in high potential ...
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OPIC Acting President & CEO Bohigian Leads Delegation to Haiti

May 21, 2019 PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – David Bohigian, Acting President and Chief Executive Officer of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, today visited Haiti, where he met with President Jovenel Moise and other senior government officials including Prime Minister Designate Jean Michel Lapin, Foreign Minister Bocchit Edmond, Minister of ...
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OPIC ACTING PRESIDENT AND CEO TO LEAD DELEGATION TO THE CARIBBEAN

Washington, D.C. – Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, Acting President and Chief Executive Officer David Bohigian will travel to the Bahamas, Jamaica, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and St. Lucia from May 19 – 22. Mr. Bohigian is leading a high-level OPIC delegation to the Caribbean to explore investment opportunities in energy ...
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Ministerial for the “U.S.-Caribbean Resilience Partnership”

Fact Sheet Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 13, 2019 On April 12, Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan led an interagency team of United States senior officials and experts to U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) headquarters in Miami, Florida, where he hosted ministers and disaster management officials from 18 Caribbean countries, the Caribbean ...
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Joint Statement: Ministerial of the U.S.-Caribbean Resilience Partnership

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 13, 2019 The text of the following joint statement was issued by the governments of the United States, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, the Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, ...
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Remarks at the Ministerial on U.S.-Caribbean Resilience Partnership

John J. Sullivan Deputy Secretary of State Conference Center of the Americas, U.S. Southern Command Miami, FL April 12, 2019 DEPUTY SECRETARY SULLIVAN:  Thank you, Julie.  Good morning, Your Excellencies, leaders from the region, partners, friends, representatives of CDEMA, RSS officials, and of course my colleague across the U.S. Government who are here, in particular ...
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Deputy Secretary Sullivan to Host U.S.-Caribbean Resilience Partnership Ministerial

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Media Note April 10, 2019 Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan will travel to U.S. Southern Command headquarters in Miami, Florida from April 11–12 to host a ministerial with Caribbean leaders launching the U.S.-Caribbean Resilience Partnership, a new collaborative effort to build regional ...
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Remarks at a UN Security Council Open Debate on the UN Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH)

Ambassador Jonathan Cohen Acting Permanent Representative U.S. Mission to the United Nations New York City April 3, 2019 AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. President, and I’m glad to be the first subjected to the hourglass test. We would like to thank Foreign Minister Edmond for joining the Council today. The United States welcomes this opportunity ...
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US Embassy of Haiti Call for Young Leaders of the Americas based in the Caribbean

[Port Au Prince, Haiti- March 25, 2019]  The United States Embassy in Haiti announced its sponsorship of the 2019 Haiti Tech Summit, June 20 – 22, 2019. Alumni of the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) based in the Caribbean are encouraged to apply now through April 12, 2019 for full funding here: https://goo.gl/iZgnKi .  ...
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Haiti Tech Summit Announces Partnership with US Embassy of Haiti for 2019 Summit

[Port Au Prince, Haiti- March 25, 2019] Haiti Tech Summit is pleased to announce its renewed partnership with the US Embassy of Haiti for the 3rd annual summit. The embassy has become an integral part of making the Haiti Tech Summit experience accessible to entrepreneurs in Haiti. For the 2019 edition, the U.S. will be ...
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Deputy Secretary John Sullivan to Join Meeting with Caribbean Leaders

For Immediate Release MEDIA NOTE March 22, 2019 Today, Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan will join President Donald J. Trump as he welcomes Caribbean leaders to a meeting at Mar-a-Lago. The meeting will include leaders from the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, the Dominican Republic, the Republic of Haiti, Jamaica, and Saint Lucia.  The ...
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Statement by the Press Secretary on the Visit with Caribbean Leaders

President Donald J. Trump will welcome the leaders of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, the Dominican Republic, the Republic of Haiti, Jamaica, and Saint Lucia on Friday, March 22, 2019, for a meeting at Mar-a-Lago.  President Trump’s meeting with the Caribbean leaders will reaffirm our strong friendship with and commitment to these countries, and signal the ...
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DURING OFFICIAL TRIP TO PORT-AU-PRINCE, RUBIO MEETS WITH HAITIAN PRESIDENT MOÏSE, MEMBERS OF THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY AND CIVIL SOCIETY

For Immediate Release Thursday, March 21, 2019 View Online Contact: Dan Holler 202-224-3041 Miami, Florida— U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) yesterday met with Haitian President Jovenel Moïse, Senate President Carl Murat Cantave, President of the Chamber of Deputies Gary Bodeau, U.S. Ambassador to Haiti Michele J. Sison, U.N. Special Representative of the Secretary General Helen ...
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Presidential Message on International Women’s Day, 2019

On International Women’s Day, we honor women worldwide for their vital role in shaping and strengthening our communities, families, governments, and businesses. We celebrate their vision, leadership, and courage, and we reaffirm our commitment to promoting equal opportunity for women everywhere. Through the efforts of remarkable women trailblazers in the United States and around the ...
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Visit to Haiti by Under Secretary of Political Affairs David Hale

Under Secretary David Hale travelled to Haiti to discuss with political, private sector, and civil society leaders the path forward on dialogue and economic growth.  He urged the government of Haiti to develop a long-term strategy to strengthen institutions, improve good governance, and fight corruption. Haitians have suffered for far too long from political instability, ...
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Under Secretary for Political Affairs David Hale Travel to Haiti

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Media Note February 27, 2019 On March 1, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale will travel to Port-au-Prince, Haiti where he will meet with Haitian President Jovenel Moïse, Prime Minister Jean-Henry Ceant, and other political, economic, and civic leaders.  Under Secretary ...
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Recognition of Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s Interim President

Department of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Press Statement by Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State January 23, 2019 The United States recognizes Juan Guaido as the new interim President of Venezuela, and strongly supports his courageous decision to assume that role pursuant to Article 233 of Venezuela’s constitution and supported by ...
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Statement from President Donald J. Trump Recognizing Venezuelan National Assembly President Juan Guaido as the Interim President of Venezuela

Today, I am officially recognizing the President of the Venezuelan National Assembly, Juan Guaido, as the Interim President of Venezuela.  In its role as the only legitimate branch of government duly elected by the Venezuelan people, the National Assembly invoked the country’s constitution to declare Nicolas Maduro illegitimate, and the office of the presidency therefore ...
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