New U.S. ambassador in Haiti
By Jennifer Browning
Haiti is no stranger to Kenneth H. Merten, the new U.S ambassador to Haiti. Merten worked in the small Caribbean country twice before taking over the diplomatic mission.
For his first tour in Haiti Merten worked as the economic section chief. After working as an economic officer for the U.S. embassy in Bonn, Germany, Merten returned to Haiti to serve as vice consul in Port-au-Prince.
His Washington assignments include two tours in the State Department Operations Center and service in the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs and on the Cuba Desk, as well as a year as Special Assistant to the Special Advisors on Haiti.
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