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U.S. Ambassador to Haiti, Kenneth Merten is out and Pamela Ann White is in

In a move that seems shocking and unpredictable, President Barack Obama has nominated Ambassador Pamela Ann White, a career diplomat to replace the current U.S. Ambassador Kenneth H. Merten. To take effect, the nomination has to be approved by the U.S. Senate. This was announced on Monday, January 23, 2012.

"The Real power player"

Pamela Ann White currently serves as the U.S. Ambassador to Gambia. Prior to that, she worked for United States Agency for International Development (USAID) where she was Mission Director in Liberia, Tanzania, and Mali. From 1999 to 2001, Pamela Ann White served as USAID's Deputy Director for East Africa. She also held a number of overseas positions with USAID, including: Executive Officer in Senegal, Haiti, Egypt and South Africa and Community Liaison Officer in Burkina Faso.

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U.S. employers can now bring Haitians in the United States as they now become eligible for the H-2A

Breaking news. An immigration breakthrough for Haitians. The Obama administration, in order to help Haitians to support those back home, announced yesterday, Tuesday, January 17, 2012 that people from Haiti are now qualified for the H-2A and H-2B visas.

What does that mean?

The H-2A and H-2B visas program allows employers to bring certain low-skilled Haitian workers to work in the United States on a temporary basis. This decision of the government to allow Haitians to become eligible for the H-2A and H-2B visas was as a result of the two US Senators and some other U.S. States Representative from Florida who have been pushing for the visa to be extended to the Haitians

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Illegal Immigrant Labor Exploitation

U.S. business people are major contributors to the illegal immigration labor problem that has beset America for years, especially the last four.

American workers watch as good-paying employment continues to be outsourced, and illegals pass border patrols to enter and obtain subsistent-paying jobs. Nationally, unemployment figures are still well above normal levels. The occupy movements that have proliferated across the country are testament that the 99% are crying out for justice.

Congress has not addressed either job outsourcing or illegals' hiring issues that worsen the immigration labor problem. Dave Gibson, a former state-government administrator, observes self-serving politicians have colluded with dishonest businesspeople to exacerbate the immigration labor issue. They are accepting inappropriate monies businesspeople have pocketed through saving enormous amounts of money on payroll expenses employing illegals.

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Outside influence on Haiti. Who is looking out for Haiti - Video

This is an interesting video about the information Wikileaks was able to capture about the outside influence on Haiti.

These information actually showed the pressure exercised by the American Government on Haiti, whether economic or political. As the Wikileaks report published by Haiti Liberte showed, Multi million dollar manufacturing companies from the U.S., with the backing of the US Embassy in Haiti did all they could to prevent the minimum wage for factory workers in Haiti to be $5.00 a day. Some of the companies mentioned include Hanes, Fruit of the Loom and Levi's.

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US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton welcomes Michel Martelly in Washington D.C.

As Michel Martelly was officially confirmed as the New president of Haiti, he was busy in the U.S. Capital, in Washington DC meeting all the right people

Now we can all say the 2010 and 2011election tragedy in Haiti is finally over.
Now Michel Martelly is being involved in better and bigger things. He is meeting with the players that would be responsible to either make or brake his government.

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United States Military in Haiti during Hurricane season

The United States military will remain in Haiti during the hurricane season; however, they will have a scale-down presence in the area.

According to a top United States military personnel, some 500 soldiers will begin a five-month exercise in Haiti starting in June, and the USS Iwo Jima will be available to provide aid in case a hurricane strikes Haiti or any of the nearby Caribbean countries. The 500 military soldiers that will take part of the exercise in Haiti will come from the Louisiana National Guard and the focus will be on helping to rebuild Haiti recovering from the devastating earthquake that struck in January. The USS Iwo Jima is a large-deck amphibious ship. Te U.S. Military ship will provide medical support at locales around Haiti. This ship will go no farther than a two-day sail from Haiti.

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