Britain reopens embassy in Haiti after 47 years

Britain has reopened its embassy in Haiti after being absent for nearly a half century, as part of an effort to broaden its diplomatic and business presence in the western hemisphere.

The new two-person mission will be housed at the Canadian Embassy in Port-au-Prince.

Britain's last ambassador to Haiti, Gerard Corley Smith, left the country in 1962 after being declared persona non grata by dictator Francois "Papa Doc" Duvalier.

The embassy closed in 1966, the same year that the publication of British writer Graham Greene's novel The Comedians added to worsening tensions with its critical look at the Duvalier government and its secret police.

Source: AP

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Vanina says...

Things looked very promising.

Hope to God some other countries

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Jwag says...

I think this is a good thing to move our country forward and to add more recognition to our

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