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Senator Marco Rubio against attempts to disqualify Haitian candidates

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Senator Marco Rubio against attempts to disqualify Haitian candidates

U.S. aid to Haiti could be in jeopardy if US Senator Marco Rubio can have his way. He has proposed amendment to block aids to Haiti if the CEP attempts to disqualify some of the candidates in the upcoming election in Haiti for political reasons

Haiti risks losing U.S. Foreign Aid

Assessing Progress in Haiti Act (APHA) of 2014 is an amendment waiting for President Obama's signature. Senator Marco Rubio introduced the legislation.

Passage of APHA would affect U.S. aid to Haiti if the Provisional Electoral Council (PEC) eliminates candidates for political reasons. It has already eliminated ex-Prime Minister Lamothe and he is appealing the disqualification.

If enacted the U.S. Secretary of State would be obligated to give information to Congress on eliminations made for political gain by the PEC.

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