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Special Briefing Kenneth H. Merten, Special Coordinator for Haiti via Teleconference

February 18, 2016
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Special Briefing Kenneth H. Merten, Special Coordinator for Haiti via Teleconference

February 17, 2016 MS PFAFF: Good morning, everyone, and thanks for joining us. We have with us here today Haiti Special Coordinator and Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs Kenneth Merten. He’s here to discuss the evolving state of play in Haiti’s roadmap towards completion of the electoral cycle. Today’s...
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Haiti Has a President

February 18, 2016
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Haiti Has a President

By New Yorker: John Lee Anderson Jocelerme Privert has been appointed the interim President of Haiti, but an official successor to outgoing President Michel Martelly has yet to be appointed, and the country’s future is as uncertain as ever. Credit Photograph by Dieu Nalio Chery / AP What is going on in Haiti? Anyone...
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How a Natural Energy Shot and an Organic Chocolate Bar Are Changing Agriculture in Haiti

February 18, 2016
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How a Natural Energy Shot and an Organic Chocolate Bar Are Changing Agriculture in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI, February 17, 2016 — Two new products debuted this month in the U.S. at all Whole Foods Market stores nationwide–Kuli Kuli’s Moringa Green Energy shots and Taza Chocolate’s Stone Ground Haiti bar–and ingredients for both are sourced directly from smallholder farmers in Haiti. This direct market access, combined with helping farmers to...
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Haiti’s troubled succession of leaders: ‘They don’t really want to work for the Haitian people’

February 18, 2016
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Haiti’s troubled succession of leaders: ‘They don’t really want to work for the Haitian people’

Jocelerme Privert’s election as president stalled a deepening political crisis in Haiti — at least for now. (Hector Retamal / AFP/Getty Images) Ann M. SimmonsContact Reporter Haiti had been without a president for a week when on Sunday a collection of politicians and business leaders chose an interim leader to fill the void. The...
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