Haiti-DR Private Sector Meeting on Border Security & Control

On December 16, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Cynthia Kierscht convened a meeting in Miami with Ambassador to Haiti Michele Sison, Ambassador to the Dominican Republic Robin Bernstein, and representatives of private sector associations from Haiti and the Dominican Republic to discuss the elements necessary to produce a business enabling environment ... Read More»


For Immediate Release Sunday, December 15, 2019 Office of Press Relations Telephone: +1.202.712.4320 | Email:  press@usaid.gov The following is attributable to Acting Spokesperson Pooja Jhunjhunwala: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green visited the Republic of Haïti from December 12-14, 2019. During his trip, Administrator Green met with President Jovenel Moïse and key economic, ... Read More»

USAID Administrator Mark Green Travels To Haïti and Barbados

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green will travel to the Republic of Haïti and Barbados from December 12-16, 2019, to underscore the United States’ continuing commitment to the people of the Caribbean. From December 12-14, Administrator Green will visit Haïti to meet with key elected officials and stakeholders to encourage a speedy ... Read More»

On International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE NOVEMBER 25, 2019 In observance of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on November 25, and the accompanying 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, the United States is proud to reaffirm its commitment to defending the rights of women and girls around the world to live free from violence. ... Read More»

The United States Condemns Violence in Port au Prince and Other Cities

The United States condemns the ongoing violence in Port au Prince and other cities.  These shootings, killings, arson and destruction not only hurt Haitian citizens, but also add to Haiti’s economic and social instability and prolong the interruption of daily life for the Haitian people, particularly Haiti’s school children. We firmly support the right to peaceful protest and ... Read More»

The United States Urges Dialogue Between Haiti’s Political Actors

The United States continues to urge all of Haiti’s political, economic, and civil society stakeholders to enter without delay or precondition an inclusive dialogue to identify and pursue a path to form a functioning government that will serve the Haitian people and address the country’s pressing economic and social concerns.  Haiti’s leaders need to work ... Read More»

United States Announces $1.5 Million to Advance Resilience and Energy Initiatives in the Caribbean

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON OCTOBER 22, 2019 Under U.S.-Caribbean 2020, the United States is committed to advancing security, diplomacy, prosperity, energy, education, and health in the Caribbean. As part of this ongoing effort the United States is providing $1.5 million to increase disaster preparedness and resilience under the U.S.-Caribbean Resilience Partnership. This partnership ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»


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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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, ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 .  ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»


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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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, ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»
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