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Top State Department Official Heading For Haiti Says U.S. Will Support 'Haitian-led Solutions'

Brian A. Nichols
Martin Mejia
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Brian A. Nichols, shown here in a file photo from 2017, was recently confirmed as Assistant Secretary of State for the Western Hemisphere.

The Biden administration’s top officials on Latin America and the Caribbean say they have no plans to rush Haiti to elections or impose “a road map” when they visit Thursday following a brief stopover in Miami where they met with Haitian and Cuban American leaders on the challenging issues concerning their respective nations.

“We’re not going there to impose a solution or road map, we’re going there to listen, and particularly to understand what we can do, from the United States’ perspective and the broader international community to support Haitian efforts to find a democratic solution and a way forward.,” said Brian Nichols, the newly confirmed assistant secretary of state overseeing the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs.

“We’re not pressing for elections In the near term,” he added, “we’re pressing for support for Haitian-led solutions.”

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