Frustrated by the long-delayed legislative and municipal elections in Haiti, the Obama administration is sending one of its leading experts on the earthquake-recovering nation to meet with government and opposition leaders in the hope of breaking the political stalemate that has held up the balloting.
Thomas Shannon is to arrive in Port-au-Prince on Thursday. During the visit, he will meet with Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe, Roman Catholic Cardinal Chibly Langlois, parliamentarians and political party leaders. He will also meet with Sandra Honoré, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s special representative in Haiti. Haitian President Michel Martelly is currently on a trip to Europe.