France’s envoy to the United States speaks to Miami Herald

The Caribbean is in a second of disaster. The pandemic is ravaging neighborhood economies and…

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The Caribbean is in a second of disaster. The pandemic is ravaging neighborhood economies and challenging now fragile wellness programs. A latest volcano explosion in St. Vincent and the Grenadines has sparked a mounting humanitarian unexpected emergency. Haiti is wrestling with a deadly criminal offense wave and deepening political turmoil.

With eight embassies in the Caribbean and Central The usa, France has been a peaceful player in the Americas region, home to much more than 10 million French and Creole speakers. The European country has a long record and an enduring affect as a result of its diplomacy, colonial previous and abroad departments. Today France is associated in tasks ranging from tourism investments in Cuba to help for initiatives strengthening rule of regulation.

Philippe Etienne, France’s ambassador to the United States, will address his country’s part in the region in a virtual discussion with Miami Herald Caribbean Correspondent Jacqueline Charles on Wednesday, April 21 at 9 a.m. Etienne is an specialist on the European Union and has held posts in Moscow, Belgrade, Bucharest, Bonn, Berlin and Brussels.

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Jacqueline Charles has described on Haiti and the English-speaking Caribbean for the Miami Herald for above a 10 years. A Pulitzer Prize finalist for her protection of the 2010 Haiti earthquake, she was awarded a 2018 Maria Moors Cabot Prize — the most prestigious award for protection of the Americas.