Here is a picture of the flags of Haiti and the United States of America.
According to a 2012 U.S. Global Leadership Report, 79% of Haitians approve of U.S. leadership, while 18% disapprove and 3% are uncertain. It is the highest rating for any surveyed country in the Americas. Haiti has maintained a long-standing relationship with the United States, because it was Haiti's primary trading partner for exports and imports, the primary target of Haitian emigration and the most important source of foreign assistance. The U.S. has been Haiti's largest donor since 1973. Between FY 1995 and FY 2003, the U.S. contributed more than $850 million in assistance to Haiti. Since 2004, the U.S. has provided over $600 million for improving governance in Haiti. One of the reasons for the U.S's interest in Haiti arose chiefly because of Haiti's proximity to the Panama Canal and Central America, controlling Windward Passage that could disrupt maritime traffic. In August 1989, President George Bush restored US$10 million in food aid to Avril government. Following the 2010 earthquake, with the U.S. and international supports, Haiti has seen a steady recovery. The U.S had provided more than $4.5 billion of assistance to Haiti to support its life-saving post-disaster relief as well as long-term recovery, reconstruction, and development programs. U.S. taxpayers have contributed some $33 million for impoverished Haiti to hold elections during this cycle. Haiti's transition to a strong democracy is always important to the United States. The flags of Haiti and the U.S will flutter together.
The Senator of South Florida, Marco Rubio, conducting his first visit to the island of Haiti. His main purpose is to have a better understanding of the ongoing problem of Restavec and Human trafficking that that has been going on in Haiti for generations.
Visiting with his wife Jeannette, Senator Marco Rubio took the opportunity while in Haiti to visit the Institute for Human and Community Development which is a school for restavecs or children in Haiti who have been working as domestic with more prominent families in Haiti. The parents of these children often willingly offer their children to work with other families in Haiti because they usually can not afford to raise them economically.
Senator Rubio had a brief meeting with the Haitian President Michel Martelly and some business leaders before leaving Haiti on the same day
Thanks to the efforts of some government authorities from Florida, both Democrats and Republicans, the Obama administration has agreed to let the Haitians come into the United States, under the H-2A and H-2B visas.
With their eligibility for this visa, U.S. employers can now bring certain low-skilled Haitian workers on a temporary basis to work and send money back home to help with the recovery, following the 2010 earthquake.
Many people want to know what is one of the biggest US Embassy doing in Haiti. Any way, with the construction of the new complex, Haiti now holds the title for housing the fourth biggest US embassy all over the world. For a poor country with very limited resources, this is very interesting.
So why is there such a large US presence in Haiti with such a huge US embassy? I do not think Haiti represents any major danger to the country. I believe the primary reason is that per the geographical location of Haiti, the US can not afford not to pay close attention to it. There is the drug problem, the problem of illegal migration of Haitians to the US. And also more importantly, the need to provide close supervision to the Haitians.
It seems like we can not do it on our own and the American government knows that. Therefore, you end up with two National palaces in one city, the Haitian national Palace and the US embassy .
Haitian-American Linda Dorcena Forry is the actual Massachusetts state representative. In 2009, Linda Dorcena Forry was named Chairman of the Joint Committee on Community Development and Small Business.
As a first generation of Haitian American, Massachusetts state representative Linda Dorcena Forry holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Boston College Carroll School of Management and is currently a Masters Degree Candidate in Public Administration at Suffolk University.
This is a group of haitian children celebrating their Haitian flag on May 18, 2011. They gathered in Little Haiti, around the statue of the Haitian hero, Toussaont L'Ouverture that was erected in recognition to the presence of the Haitian community in Miami, specially in Little Haiti
lag of Haiti celebrated on May 18
Savannah Celebrates Haitian Flag Day on May 18