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U.S. Senator: Haiti’s Political Climate Threatening Reconstruction Efforts

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - June 24, 2011

Political bickering is threatening Haiti’s attempts to rebuild from its devastating earthquake last year, U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez said yesterday. Menendez, referring to the rejection of President Michel Martelly’s candidate for prime minister, Daniel Rouzier. “I hope that the Haitian parliament understands that for us to move forward, we need not the politics of the past but the opportunity to move into the future,” Menendez said. The senator is a member of the U.S.’s Senate Foreign Relations Committee. According to Menendez, the “unsettled political climate” did not bode well for investment. [Miami Herald]

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