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Congresswoman Wilson to Meet with Haitian Prime Minister Gary Conille

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) announced today that she is meeting with Haitian Prime Minister Gary Conille and three leaders from Haiti’s Parliament on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 to discuss the progress made in the two years since the island nation’s devastating earthquake. Among the issues to be discussed are displaced persons, cholera, land and housing, and gender-based violence.

Florida’s 17th Congressional District has many members of the Haitian Diaspora. In January, Congresswoman Wilson and Senator Bill Nelson hosted a discussion on the progress in Haiti with Ambassador Ken Merten and members of the Obama administration, and she recently introduced a resolution calling for an end to gender-based violence in Haiti. And, in December, Congresswoman Wilson spearheaded a bipartisan letter to the administration by members of the Florida Congressional delegation to include Haiti as one of the countries eligible for a visa program for low-skilled workers – a status which was granted in mid-January.

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