Haiti: Remembering 1/12/10 and Looking Ahead

  It takes time to heal a wound or to heal a heart. But to heal a nation it takes the joining of all hands in unity. Four years ago today one of the most devastating natural disasters in recorded history struck the nation of Haiti. The earthquake of January 12, 2010 will never be…


Celebration of Haiti’s 210th year of independence

  On January 1, 2014, Ambassador Paul Altidor kicked off the New Year celebrating Haiti’s 210th year of Independence with nearly 200 guests at the Embassy. It was an occasion to celebrate freedom and a taste of Haitian cuisine with Soup Joumou. Serving and eating Soup Joumou on Haiti’s Independence Day is an integral part…


Inaugural nonstop JetBlue flight landed at Toussaint Louverture Airport, Haiti

  On December 5, 2013, JetBlue Airways launched its first nonstop flights to Haiti from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL). The first outgoing flight departed at 6:30am from NYC with a full load of passengers and was welcomed by Haiti’s Minister of Tourism, Stéphanie Balmir Villedrouin,…


Annual DC Haitian Ladies Brunch

  On November 17, Ambassador Paul Altidor hosted the 8th Annual DC Haitian Ladies Brunch. From the outside looking in, the Embassy swirled with conviviality and congeniality. From the inside, the image unfolded to reveal over one hundred Haitian and Haitian-American women of all ages throughout the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area, socializing and experiencing…


AU Caribbean Circle: Sixth Annual Ambassadors Dinner

  On November 15, Ambassador Altidor joined several Caribbean Ambassadors to American University’s (AU) Caribbean Circle. This 6th Annual Ambassadors Dinner was a night filled with discussion, entertainment, food, and interaction with the Ambassadors. The dinner is an annual event created to serve as a forum between university students and diplomats. It allows Ambassadors to…


Luncheon for Haitian Teens from the Art Creation Foundation for Children

  Ambassador Altidor and his staff hosted a luncheon for Haitian teens from the Art Creation Foundation for Children (ACFC). The Art Creation Foundation functions as a non-profit organization that helps children in need from Jacmel. Their goal is to teach children how to be self-sufficient through arts and education, while instilling a sense of…


The Embassy of Haiti honors Dr. Michael Eric Dyson

  This past Saturday night, the Embassy of Haiti in Washington D.C. opened its doors to honor Dr. Michael Eric Dyson. In his remarks, Ambassador Altidor praised Dr. Dyson’s sense of community and courage and his influence as a thoughtful intellectual. Notable Washingtonians, including the Minority Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi,…


Diaspora in Dialogue: A Haitian Identity Symposium

  Ambassador Altidor was the keynote speaker at the Haiti Cultural Exchange: Haitian Identity Symposium in New York on October 25. In his comments the Ambassador highlighted the question of how do we take embracing Haiti and turn it into something positive for the future. It was a day-long conversation on the context of Haitian…


The Ambassador met with members of the Congressional Black Caucus


dinner-with-black-caucusOn Tuesday, October 22, 2013 Ambassador Paul Altidor hosted a dinner roundtable discussion at the Embassy with various members of the U.S. Congressional Black Caucus to discuss U.S.- Haiti relations.

The event was part of the Embassy’s effort to strengthen relationship with the U.S. Congress and Haiti.

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