Why do Haiti needs all these ambassadors?

The Haitian President, Jovenel Moise, accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Honorable, Mr. Antonio Rodrigue received this Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at the National Palace the credentials of three (3) new ambassadors accredited in Haiti.

They are Mr. Marc Somda from the Republic of Burkina Faso, Mr. Pedro Cornelo Von Eyken from the Republic of Argentina and Mr. Kamran Shafi from Pakistan.

On leaving the ceremony, the new ambassadors made a brief statement of their willingness and their countries to work in all areas to develop cooperation with the Republic of Haiti.

We are wondering what personal interests do these cuntries have in Haiti?  Why do Haiti needs a Pakistani Ambassador? Do we have any Pakistan leaving in Haiti?  Are there any Haitian leaving in Pakistan?

Okay I could understand, may be there are Haitians leaving in Burkina Faso, Africa, since this is the mother land. I could also understand there are Haitians leaving in Argentina, since thousands of Haitians are living in South America. But why Pakistan?  The following is an article written by Ethan Casey

What Does Pakistan Have to Do With Haiti?

This article is also written by Paulo Cabral regarding Haitians leaving in Brazil.

Growing number of Haitians leaving Brazil during recession

Not long ago, Brazil was a magnet for immigrants from Haiti looking to enjoy the fruits of a booming economy. But Brazil’s economic crisis is now triggering an exodus for those workers caught in a currency trap. CCTV America’s Paulo Cabral reports from São Paulo. FULL ARTICLE

Brazil adopted an open door policy for Haitian immigrants, granting humanitarian visas for pretty much all who wanted to move there. It was a win-win scenario – Haitians needed a safe place to live and Brazil needed people to work.

But then recession hit Brazil. The doors are still wide open for Haitians, but the job market is not.

There were around 45,000 Haitians living in Brazil. But in the first quarter of this year, more than 3000 Haitians left Brazil. That’s more than double the number that left the country during the same period last year, according to Brazilian Federal Police.

Father Paulo Parisi, a priest responsible for the Catholic mission that organizes meetings between migrants and companies looking for workers, admits that job offers have fallen dramatically over the past year, and that lots of Haitians are moving to Chile and America.

 

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