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Haiti’s progress held back by politics of the past.

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Over the course of the past three years, I have had the honor of serving as Haiti’s prime minister. During this period, apart from helping President Michel Martelly launch the most ambitious social policy programs in the history of our country, our principal objective has been to move Haiti’s democracy toward firmer footing and away from the instability that has characterized our political system since the mid 1980s. A stable
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The case for Made in Haiti.

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Today, the global apparel and light manufacturing industry is undergoing a transformation, with international buyers increasingly looking towards the Western Hemisphere to source goods in light of rising costs and concerns over worker safety standards in several Asian countries. Haiti is well-positioned to create tens of thousands of jobs and harness the opportunity it presents for our growing apparel industry. Our nation has a deep history in the apparel sector,
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Haiti: A Leader in the Caribbean

Last week Port-au-Prince was graced with the visit of nearly 20 heads of state or government.  We welcomed the members of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) at the 5th summit of this important organization. I am very proud of this accomplishment, as the organization of an event of this magnitude requires efficient logistics and flawless security arrangements. That over a dozen heads of state attended the summit without incident
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Haiti is Africa in the Caribbean

Last week with great emotion I set foot on the tarmac of the international airport Felix Houphouet-Boigny in Abidjan, Republic of Côte d’Ivoire.  Beyond the fact that it was the first time that a Haitian leader was welcomed in this country, I was especially touched by the very idea of getting closer to our African roots because we must not forget that Haiti is Africa in the Caribbean. With great
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Fighting Corruption is a Crusade that must involve all Haitians

Last week, I made a surprise visit to the offices of the ULCC (Unité de lutte contre la corruption), the unit responsible for fighting corruption in Haiti. I like to see what is going on right in the field, to observe concretely how things are progressing and how they are being executed. I greatly appreciate the work that the ULCC is conducting; they are producing great results. The reason for
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