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U.S. Senators David Perdue, Marco Rubio and Johnny Isakson want sanctions on Haiti

U.S. Senators David Perdue, Marco Rubio and Johnny Isakson want sanctions on Haiti

The pressure continues to build on the Haitian government from inside as well as in the outside. The American government in particular wants immediate elections in Haiti and have been communicating directly and indirectly with the government. Three .U.S. Senators are now asking for sanctions to be imposed on Haiti.

In a letter addressed to the U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Senators David Perdue, Marco Rubio and Johnny Isakson to use every tool to ensure that Haitian authorities to respect the agreement recently signed and conducts elections by the deadline. They want the Government of Privert to work closely with the new CEP to conduc the election as scheduled and to avoid any pretext for postponement.

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Haitian the highest approving population for U.S. job performance and leadership

US Ambassador Pamela White with Laurent Lamothe

Between Latin American and Caribbean countries Haitians were found to be the group with the highest approval and appreciation for U.S. job performance and leadership. What the Gallup survey has found is that of 24 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean surveyed, Haiti came up on top with an approval rating of 71 percent and that Haitians in general have consistently remained the highest approving populace in the region.

It would have been interesting to also ask the Haitian population whether or not they approve the way the U.S. has been working with current government in Haiti? is it likely that the government of Michel Martelly will receive an approval rating of 71 percent just like the U.S? Haiti's Fate Is Decided In Washington, Not Port-au-Prince

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State Department called Haitian Parliament "Singularly Unproductive"

U.S. State Department issued new Travel Warning to Haiti

I don't know but this new label can't be good for our Haitian lawmakers in Haiti; specially those whom their term will come to an end in January of 2014. Let me correct this, for those who have discussions regarding their terms.

Can someone tell me exactly what "Singularly Unproductive" means?

According to the Special Coordinator for Haiti at the State Department, Thomas C. Adams, " The Haitian lawmakers have not passed enough laws that could help the country cope with the challenges of modern development and investment".

During a recent session before the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives in Washington, Thomas C. Adams said " The Haitian Parliament was singularly unproductive this past year, from something like 9 laws in total"

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U.S. Democratic Congresswoman Corrine Brown, Florida in visit in Haiti

Recently, Haiti was visited by a United States congresswoman for the Democratic Party, Corrine Brown who, with her long-standing career in politics, now represents Florida's 5th District.

Born in November of 1946, Brown has served, since 1993, on Congress, and the districts she represents include, Alachua, Putnam and Orange Counties. Extensively educated at some of the state's most prominent universities, she has earned many degrees including one in science and an honorary degree in law.

During her visit to Haiti, Corrine Brown was met by representatives of the Haitian Government including the President, Michel Martelly. The discussion between the two was about the continuance of the relationship between the two countries they represent. Mrs. Brown also used her visit to meet with Andolphe E.D. Guillaume, a legal advisor, to talk about the adoption procedures in Haiti, at IBESR (the Institute of Welfare and Research).

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U.S. State Department issued new Travel Warning to Haiti

U.S. State Department issued new Travel Warning to Haiti

Citing an increase in the crime level in Haiti, especially in regards to Americans living in or visiting the country, the U.S. State Department has issued a notice, replacing the last advisory on the subject made on December 28, 2012, informing the concerned parties on this subject.

Adding to the bill is the concern over inadequate infrastructure, limited, seasonal protection from the police and harsh weather. There is also the issue of the inefficient medical institutions, though safety and security remains the first concern.

While the warning does not dissuade Americans from visiting Haiti outright, the message is conveyed clearly enough in the picture painted by words and phrases describing the many murders, robberies, kidnappings and other violent crimes, especially within the scope of the Port-au-Prince area. The advisory goes on to mention a recent robbery of two U.S. citizens shortly after disembarking their flight to Haiti and leaving the airport.

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US Ambassador to Haiti, Pamela Ann White

Pamela Ann White new U.S. Ambassador to Haiti

According to former Lower House President, Levaillant Louis-Jeune, Pamela Ann White, the United States Ambassador to Haiti, has become the one-woman representative of all things regarding the National Palace.

Louis-Jeune stated that a group of Minister's of Parliament was contriving to send a letter to the United States President, Barack Obama, informing him of the Haitian Ambassador's less than diplomatic behavior.

Pamela Ann White is widely considered a Martelly Administration spokesperson and as such her credibility suffers. As such, INITE, the National Coordinator, took her late statement about an election this year without weight.

Born in Lewiston Maine, in 1948, Pamela Ann White, US Ambassador stationed in Haiti, spent her formative years in nearby Auburn. She graduated from the Edward Little High School in 1967 and went on to graduate with a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Maine in 1971.

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Roots of Liberty: The Haitian Revolution and the American Civil War, Danny Glover

Actor Danny Glover

Great news for stage film buffs! Danny Glover is all set to play the character of the revolutionary Toussaint L'ouverture. For those who do not know about Toussaint L'ouverture, he was a shrewd and a military genius and was the mastermind behind the Haitian Revolution. His act of bravery and intelligence during the revolution is what is believed to have established the independent black state of Haiti and completely abolished slavery.

Danny Glover will star as Toussaint L'ouverture in "Roots of Liberty: The Haitian Revolution and American Civil War". Danny has been working on this film for quite some time and is very excited to have finally nailed down the script and get it off the blocks. This has got a lot of people excited in the stage pageant arena. Director Megan Sandberg-Zakian mentioned that the film would be highly exciting and humbling experience and that it would be great to be in the presence of such a revolutionary figure.

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Renewal of U.S. non-immigrant Visas made easier

United States Non Immigration Visa

Effective June 5th, 2013, United States Consul reported that renewal applications for a U.S. non-immigrant Visa will be automatically approved. The Embassy still reserves itself the right of convening any applicant whose case require an interview.

This is translated as such: any one holding a U.S. nonimmigrant visa for a duration of 5 years that was obtained in Port-au-Prince will be able to renew that non-immigrant Visas automatically. Here is how you do that:

1) Go online to get form DS-160

2) Take the completed form to the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince.

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Haitian-American Harry LaRosiliere elected mayor of Plano, Texas

Harry LaRosiliere first Haitian-American Mayor of Plano, Texas

Haitian-American Harry LaRosiliere, the first Black to be elected as mayor of Plano, Texas, in its entire history

Plano is one of the largest cities in the state of Texas. Haitian-American Harry LaRosiliere wan decisively over his opponent, Republican Party Chair Fred Mosesare by over 20 percent

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In his acceptances message, LaRosiliere said:"I am honored that the citizens have given me their trust. "I realize it is a privilege to serve as mayor, and I will work hard for every citizen to make Plano a great place to call their home."

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Deputy Arnel Belizaire denied renewal of diplomatic visa by U.S. Consulate

Arnel Belizaire

If there is one Haitian official that does keep the media occupy, it's none other than our famous Deputy of Tabarres Delmas, Arnel Belizaire. After his recent issue at Haiti Post office and the Parliamentary session, now, according to some unconfirmed report, Deputy Arnel Belizaire has been denied the renewal of his diplomatic visa by the U.S. consulate in Port-au-Prince.

Can someone confirm this?

According to haitinews509.net, the information was confirmed by Deputy Arnel Belizaire that his application for the renewal of his diplomatic visa not granted by the United States.

Assuming this is a fact. Can a foreign government just make a unilateral decision without presenting causes to denied renewal of diplomatic visa of an official?

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