Video, Photos and Written Remarks: Ambassador Altidor at The Wilson Center Commemorating the Third Anniversary of the Earthquake in Haiti

  Ambassador Paul G. Altidor spoke at The Wilson Center January 10, 2013, at an event commemorating the third anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti. The event, “Recovery, Reconstruction and Renewal: What it Takes to Build Back Better in Haiti, was co-hosted by the comparative urban studies project and the Latin American Program of The…

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Haiti’s TPS Re-registration Deadline Extended to January 29, 2013

  The U.S. government extended its deadline for beneficiaries to re-register for Temporary Protective Status. The TPS deadline to re-register is now Jan. 29, 2013. In October, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security extended Haiti’s TPS for another 18 months from Jan. 22, 2013 through July 22, 2014. The original deadline to apply was Nov.…

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Ambassador Altidor Joins Haiti’s Global Diplomatic Corps Meeting

   Ambassador Paul Altidor and the entire Haitian Diplomatic Corps from around the globe met for a summit in Port-au-Prince. The conference, which ran Dec. 19 through 22, was initiated by Haiti’s President Michel Martelly and organized through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In addition to the diplomats, the event was also attended by President…

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Investors Networked and Heard from Haiti Business Leaders at Roundtable

  When dessert arrived at the Ambassador’s Business Roundtable luncheon, the crowd was pleasantly surprised to learn the source of the chocolate in the rich ice cream. A Baltimore company imported the chocolate from Haiti. The roundtable, which focused on “Doing Business in Haiti: Rules, Regulations and Realities,” highlighted a success story by featuring the…

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Actor Jimmy Jean-Louis Meets with Ambassador Paul Altidor

  With more than 120 guests gathered at the Embassy of Haiti to watch a screening of the French film “Toussaint L’Ouverture,” Ambassador Paul Altidor spoke privately in his office with the film’s star Jimmy Jean-Louis. “We are trying to reshape the image of Haiti and we’re relying on the existing talent, art and culture…

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Haitian-American Elected Officials Celebrated at Embassy Event

Elected officials from around the nation were celebrated at the Embassy of Haiti Sept. 21, 2012. Members of the Diplomatic Corps joined the invitation-only celebration. “It is our honor to welcome those who serve their communities,” said Ambassador Paul Altidor. “These elected officials represent the brilliance of Haiti that we hope the entire world can…

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Haitian Music Star Brings Kennedy Center Crowd to its Feet

  Washington, D.C.— Internationally-renowned Haitian troubadour performer Ti-Coca and his band Wanga-Nègès had the audience dancing in the aisle at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage. The group brought an hour of upbeat music, bird calls and trills to the U.S. capital city for free performance Tuesday Sept. 18 at 6 p.m. Audience participation was almost…

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Olympians Celebrated at Embassy

  The Embassy of Haiti honored its local Haitian Olympians Moise Joseph and Samyr Laine, Sept. 13, 2012. Ambassador Paul Altidor expressed gratitude for the way the two athletes represented Haiti in the 2012 Olympic Summer Games in London. “We are proud to shine a spotlight on these athletes who show the world Haiti’s many…

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Meaningful Connections Made at Democratic National Convention

  Washington, D.C., Sept. 9, 2012—Haiti’s Ambassador to the U.S., Paul Altidor, viewed his role at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte as apolitical, yet extremely important. “My goal at the convention was to connect with the nation’s leaders,” said Altidor, who attended the convention which ran from Sept. 3 through Sept. 5. “Haiti’s goal…

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