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Haitian-American calling on Barbara Sharief for support

A gathering of neighborhood legislators and pioneers, headed by Enterprise Florida, was last month called for a trade mission. The group included Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief, and also involved nearby business pioneers of the Dominican Republic. Governor Rick Scott was invited, but couldn't attend.

Now the HAPC (Haitian American Professionals Coalition), a non-profit that supports the necessities of the Haitian people is publicly challenging Sharief, and other pioneers, for their participation.

The reason, of course, stems from the Dominican Republic's unpopular new law that de-nationalized thousands of Haitians. The group views the participation of the assembled leaders as capable of sending the message to the Dominican government that their way is right and not a violation of the human rights of their Haitian neighbors. If not, then they have betrayed the smaller country by choosing to ignore the situation.

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