Republican Senator Marco Rubio's March 27, 2017 announcement alone is never enough to stamp him as a friend or foe of Haiti. On that day, Rubio delivered a statement warning the governments of El Salvador, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic that the US would cut off aid if they failed to vote to suspend Venezuela from the Organization of American States. The socialist President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, has jailed political opponents, ignored the results of regional elections and commandeered the judiciary branch as the country has spiraled into poverty and chaos.
Do we know the reason why Marco Rubio spoke so? Perhaps Senator Rubio was announcing future U.S policy which is beyond his control to reshape or influencec or he was honestly admitting the truth and making us aware of the future. From the recent policies and actions of the Trump administration, such policy shift is not very unlikely, maybe Senator Rubio has rightly clarified that gwe have a very difficult situation in Washington, where massive cuts in foreign aid are under consideration and it will be very difficult for us to justify assistance to those countries if they, at the end of the day, are countries that do not cooperate in the defense of democracy in the region.h It is a fact that his earlier records never suggested that Senator Rubio was known for carrying the Haiti agenda in Congress. In the earlier part of the last presidential election, the action of his department suggested that he was a lobbyist of Laurent Lamothe.
The Haitian revolution that started in August in 1791, defeated Napoleon's army in 1803 in what has become known as the most successful slave revolt in history.
This Haitian revolution created the first independent state in Latin America and the first black-led nation in the world. One of the many beneficiaries of this successful revolt is the United States of America.
Before the Haitian Revolution, Saint-Domingue(Haiti), the must successful colony for France at the time was furnishing 40 percent of the world's sugar.
Haiti played a critical role in the independence of the United states. As an allied to America during the American revolution, France used Saint-Domingue(Haiti) as a critical way station for French military assistance to United States. In addition, thousands of French troops from Saint-Domingue helped take Savannah.
Many people think American celebrate Fourth of July because it was the day they received their Independence from England. No that is not the case. On July 4, 1776, thirteen English colonies declared themselves independence from England and the British Crown. They formed a new nation called the United States of America. The day that the decision was made by the thirteen original colonies , July 4th, has since been reserved as the day American people celebrate this historic event.
The thirteen original colonies were:
Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.
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On May 31, 206 at a daily press briefing in Washington where the spokesman for the State Department John Kirby was responding to questions on the position of the US Government, following the recommendation of the Verification Commission to redo the Presidential election.
" This is a Haitian-led process, the longer it takes for Haiti to have a democratically elected president, the longer it's going to take for the United States to consider new elements of partnership in helping Haiti confront the mounting economic, climate, and health challenges that they continue to face today."
The US has spoken on the Commission of verification of electoral process in Haiti and this will likely complicate instead of solving issues. The US Ambassador in Haiti, Peter Mulrean, made it clear that his country is not in favor of the creation of a new Commission of Verification noting that this commission might be subject to political influences. However, Ambassador Mulrean would want the recommendations of the Independent Electoral Commission of Verification be implemented instead
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Haitian-American, Dr. Mathieu Eugene, wants the United States to recognize the contributions Haitians have made to America and New York City. As a Brooklyn Council Member he presented two resolutions to the Council. The resolutions asked federal and New York state governments to create an annual Haitian Day on national and local levels.
Haiti's contributions go back to the Civil War, 250 years ago, when Haitians fought in the Revolutionary War. One Haitian-American Revolutionary soldier, Jean Baptist su Sable, founded Chicago.
Eugene brought to attention Haitian-American philanthropist and freed slave, Pierre Toussaint, who established an orphanage and donated a significant portion of his fortune to erect St. Patrick's Cathedral.
This can't be good for the potential candidacy of Hillary Rodham Clinton for the presidency of the United States.
According to breitbart.com, the brother of former US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, is a member of the board for a mining company that in 2012 was awarded a gold exploitation permit from the Haitian government. These permits that have not been to anyone for 50 years were given to only two companies.
According to the website, this is just the beginning of many revelations that are yet to come in a book by New York Times bestselling author Peter Schweize. The book that will be out soon is titled: "Clinton Cash" will describe the role of Foreign Government and the Clinton foundation in contributing to over $100 million that Bill and Hillary Clinton have in personal wealth.
Pamela White, U.S. Ambassador to Haiti, to make clear on where the U.S. stands regarding the political opposition of the Martelly-Lamothe government, requested a meeting. Four parties of the opposition responded: MOPOD, Ayisyen pou Ayiti, INITE, and Fusion of the Social Democrats.
The meeting was held at FUSION headquarters with heavy security surrounding the building: the SWAT unit; the Departmental Unit for Maintaining Order; and other National Police of Haiti departmental units. White wanted to counter inaccurate reports in the media and the rumor mill about what White's attitude was regarding the stalemate between Martelly and the opposition parties, concerning the looming constitutional crisis.
The opposition that has been demanding Martelly resign from office is planning to hold more protests at the same time U.S. Secretary of State Kerry is intending to visit Haiti. Will Kerry suffer the same fate as U.S. Ambassador to Haiti White, who endured threats and insults as she left a FUSION meeting, forcing the government to issue an apology to the U.S. embassy?
Iodized Salt Factory Launch
Haiti's First Lady Sophia accompanied Dr. Guillaume to Delmas to launch an iodized salt factory. The plant will help add the nutrient iodine into Haitians' daily diets, which will help combat the detrimental effect the lack of it causes their health.
Thomas A. Shannon, Counselor to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visited Haiti on October 30, 2014. During his trip, discussions were focused on U.S. - Haiti cooperation with an emphasis and U.S. support for timely elections in Haiti. He visited the Senate of the Republic of Haiti accompanying Pamela White, the US Ambassador to Haiti and Special Coordinator for Haiti Thomas C. Adams.
Ambassador Shannon is one of U.S's leading experts to handle political stalemates causing delays in balloting.
According to the statement of Haitian Senator John Joel Joseph, this was a courtesy visit as the U.S. seems to be worried about the recent political situation in Haiti. The U.S. delegation visited Haiti to get some information to determine probable courses of actions for avoiding every political crisis in a situation without a Senate if the country fails to hold the coming election before the second Monday of January 2015.
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