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Haiti Under President Martelly: Current Conditions and Congressional Concerns

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Drug Trafficking,Haiti,Latin America,United Nations

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R42559.pdf

Describes the current problems in Haiti, U.S. policy goals and concerns, the role of the UN stabilization mission, and Congressional concerns about human rights, elections, security and counter-narcotics efforts.

From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Latin America and the Caribbean: Key Issues for the 113th Congress

Categories: Argentina,Brazil,Colombia,Cuba,Foreign Assistance,Haiti,Latin America,Mexico,Venezuela

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R42956.pdf

Provides an overview of U.S. policy toward Latin America and the Caribbean including the Obama Administration’s priorities, examines changes in the region’s economic and political environment, and analyzes various recommendations for U.S. policy from think tanks.  Also covers selected regional and country issues.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Haiti Under President Martelly: Current Conditions and Congressional Concerns

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Drug Trafficking,Foreign Trade/Investment,Haiti

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R42559.pdf

Covers recent political events in Haiti, the United Nations Stabilization Mission, and congressional concerns about human rights, trade preferences, and narcotics.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Temporary Protected Status: Current Immigration Policy and Issues

Categories: Haiti,Immigration/Migration,Latin America,Laws/Regulations,Somalia,Sudan

http://fpc.state.gov/documents/organization/179582.pdf

Describes how and when temporary protected status and other forms of immigration relief are provided to noncitizens by the U.S. government.  Currently more than 300,000 foreign nationals from seven countries enjoy such status.   From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the U.S. Department of State Foreign Press Center

 

Reconstruction Zones in Afghanistan and Haiti: A Way to Enhance Aid Effectiveness and Accountability

Categories: Afghanistan,Conflict Resolution,Democracy/Peace,Foreign Assistance,Haiti

http://www.usip.org/files/resources/sr292.pdf

Proposes a scheme of reconstruction zones to improve the chances that countries emerging from conflict or chaos, such as Afghanistan and Haiti, will use foreign assistance successfully in rebuilding their countries.  From the United States Institute of Peace

 

Asylum and “Credible Fear” Issues in U.S. Immigration Policy

Categories: China,Colombia,Crime/Justice,Haiti,Immigration/Migration,Mexico,Terrorism

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/R41753.pdf

Provides an overview of current U.S. asylum policy including standards for asylum, information on source countries for asylum seekers, the unevenness of decisions in asylum cases, and selected issues relating to asylum including terrorist infiltration.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

What is in Haiti’s Future?

Categories: Democracy/Peace,Elections/Campaigns,Haiti

http://www.usip.org/files/resources/PB84.pdf

Explores reasons for the slow pace of recovery from the January 2010 earthquake, and discusses the political uncertainty following election controversies and the return of former leaders.  Based on presentations at a January 2011 workshop.  From the United States Institute of Peace

Report of the United Nations in Haiti 2010: Situation, Challenges and Outlook

Categories: Haiti,United Nations,Weather/Disasters

http://onu-haiti.org/docs/Haiti_Report_E.pdf

Summarizes the efforts to help the Haitian people by the United Nations system and its partners.  From the United Nations

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