Here are some of the haitians proudly displaying their new passport as Brazil Granted Permanent Residence to 43,781 Haitians.
Brazil's government has signed an agreement with Justice Minister Jose Cardozo and Labor Minister Miguel Rossetto to extend legal permanent residence to more than 40,000 Haitian migrants smuggled into Brazil the past half decade. The agreement allows Haitian refugees a year to secure a foreign resident ID document, which will give them rights like access to government services.
Brazil has increased the number of refugees it will accept from 4,218 (2012) to 8,400 in 2015.
Here is a picture of Mr. Fernando Vidal de Mello, the new Brazilian Ambassador to Haiti.
On Friday, September 4, 2015, Mr. Fernando Vidal de Mello, the new Brazilian Ambassador to Haiti was received by the Haitian President Michel Martelly at the National Palace. While delivering his credentials to the Haitian President the new ambassador had reiterated the commitment of his country to support the Haitian government in its efforts to improve the living conditions of the Haitian population. The Haitian Head of the State has reassured his administration's readiness to work jointly and strengthen the ties of friendship and cooperation between Haiti and Brazil. The Brazilian ambassador then went to the National Pantheon Museum (MUPANA) where he laid a wreath to salute the memory of the founding fathers of the Haitian nation. Then at the invitation of the Director of the Museum Mrs. Michèle Frisch, the new ambassador visited the rooms of permanent and temporary exhibits at the museum and expressed his satisfaction for having the opportunity to learn about Haiti's rich history. Since the days of overthrowing Jean-Bertrand Aristide in 2004, Brazil has a high involvement in Haiti, apart from having various development and aid programs, it is the leading contributor of MINUSTAH in Haiti.
Brazil has maintained a very close relationship with Haiti. Brazil has been working in Haiti since June 2004. The country can be considered to have given the largest peace-keeping support and humanitarian aid to Haiti especially after the 2010 tragic earthquake. Between 2004 and 2010 Brazil had 1300 troops in Haiti. Brazil headed the UN peace keeping forces commanding 7000 UN soldiers then.
The Embassy of Haiti in Brazil is found in the city of Brasilia. The actual address is Shisl QI 17, Conj. 04, Casa 19 70465-900 LAGO SUL, C.P. 08618/71600. The embassy can be reached through phone on 061-248-6860 or 061-248-6437 or Fax: 061-248-7472
The president of the country leading MINUSTAH peacekeeping force is in Haiti. During her first visit in the country, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff will take a first hand look at the devastation of the 2010 Haiti earthquake and the progress in the recovery effort.
She will also work with the Cuban team in Haiti that has made such a difference in the area of Healthcare.
President Dilma Rousseff also has plan to provide support in Haiti in the area of health and agriculture. The Brazilian President will also provide help in vocational training and hydroelectric plant in Haiti to increase its electrical capacity.
During her visit to Haiti in February, 2012, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff made some remarkable and effective decisions in regard to the refugee problems. The South America leader announces to release more than $ 500,000 to provide assistance and aid for 4,000 Haitians immigrants who are being granted permanent residency.