Haiti adds to its lobbying team

 Haiti adds to its lobbying team

With Daniel Lippman

FARA FRIDAY: The Haitian government is enlisting more help in Washington as the island nation continues to hunt for those responsible for the assassination last week of President Jovenel Moïse. The country’s ambassador to the U.S., Bocchit Edmond, on Thursday retained the help of LFA HoldingsLuis Aleman for outreach to members of Congress, according to a copy of the contract filed with the Justice Department. The agreement is worth $200,000 over eight months, according to another filing.

— Aleman’s charge is to “discuss Haiti’s governance and transparency initiatives” and its ability to meet U.S. benchmarks for aid to the country with lawmakers. He’ll also work to foster connections with trade associations in the U.S. in an effort to strengthen its ties to the private sector which would, ideally, translate into foreign investment there.

— The impoverished Caribbean country has devolved…

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