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

Robert S. Hays

The Caribbean is in a second of crisis. The pandemic is ravaging community economies and challenging already fragile health devices. A current volcano explosion in St. Vincent and the Grenadines has sparked a mounting humanitarian emergency. Haiti is wrestling with a lethal criminal offense wave and deepening political turmoil.

With 8 embassies in the Caribbean and Central The usa, France has been a quiet participant in the Americas area, house to far more than 10 million French and Creole speakers. The European country has a extensive record and an enduring influence by its diplomacy, colonial previous and abroad departments. Now France is concerned in tasks ranging from tourism investments in Cuba to assistance for initiatives strengthening rule of legislation.

Philippe Etienne, France’s ambassador to the United States, will address his country’s position in the location in a virtual dialogue with Miami Herald Caribbean Correspondent Jacqueline Charles on Wednesday, April 21 at 9 a.m. Etienne is an expert 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 over a ten years. A Pulitzer Prize finalist for her coverage of the 2010 Haiti earthquake, she was awarded a 2018 Maria Moors Cabot Prize — the most prestigious award for coverage of the Americas.

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