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.
No seat is ever safe is politics. This is the lesson that 31-year-old Michael Etienne wishes to teach Congresswomen Frederica Wilson. It would certainly take a very ambitious man to tackle one of the most redoubtable members of South Florida's political sphere, but Etienne, a Haitian-American hailing from North Miami perhaps has the pedigree to accomplish it.
A North Miami city clerk since his election to the post in 2011, Etienne ran for Florida House the year before, but was unsuccessful. Also having worked as legislative aide to State Representative Daphne Cambell, he is an attorney and the host for a Haitian and Caribbean culture internet show call I-Vision TV.
The Haitian Earthquake is the worst earthquake disaster in recent memory. On the fourth anniversary of this devastating earthquake, Maxine waters, the Congresswoman who is better known as a leading advocate for the Haitian people in the U.S. Congress, introduced a bipartisan resolution to honor the 210th anniversary of Haiti's independence. Ms. Water along with four other members like John Conyers, Barbara Lee, Yvette Clarke and Frederica S. Wilson, have released a statement to honor those affected in that natural disaster in 2010 and salute the strength and resilience of the most vulnerable nation on the Western hemisphere--the Haitian people.
Will we see the first Haitian American in U.S. Congress?
Four Haitian Americans are candidates for the congressional seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek.
The four Haitian American candidates in the district where the population is about one-third Haitian, include: Dr. Rudolph Moise, 55, a family physician, lawyer and Haitian movie star; Marleine Bastien, 50, executive director of the Haitian Women of Miami and a longtime community activist; state Rep. Yolly Roberson, 54, a lawyer and nurse, and her ex-husband Phillip Brutus, 52, a lawyer and former state legislator.
This race could result in the first member of U.S. Congress born in Haiti
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