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The Department of Tourism (MDT) conducted a survey to the Toussaint Louverture International Airport during the pre-carnival and carnival perdiod. On 2,873 visitors surveyed, 74.90% reported coming for recreation including the Carnival of Flowers and country festivals. Note that 22, 000 people came to Haiti during the period from July 20 to 30, 2013 according to information from the immigration authorities. This participation rate of foreign visitors to the festivities, according to the MDT is the result of joint efforts of the Ministry of Tourism and Culture in promoting the Carnival of Flowers.
Chavannes Jeunes calls for responsibility
The former presidential candidate, Pastor Chavannes Jeune of the Christian and civic coalition for the reconstruction of Haiti, who does not opt for the resignation of the head of state as desired by the hardliners of the opposition, called actors to assume their responsibilities to avoid an institutional to the country in 2014, noting that the Executive is not solely responsible for the declay observed in the initiation of the electoral process.
JILAP denounces the movement of firearms in Haiti
In its 47th report on the state of violence in the metropolitan area and its surroundings (April-June 2013), the National Episcopal Commission for Justice and Peace (JILAP) denounces the neglect of political power, facing the management and use weapons in the country, which contributes to their free movement, illegally, usually in poor neighborhoods.
New Head of Mission in Haiti (USAID)
Recently, John Groarke was sworn in as Chief of Mission in Haiti by the Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Mr. Groarke will oversee the programs of energy infrastructure, food security and economic, of health and other basic services, as well as rule of law and governance.