Report: Bill Clinton to be U.N. Envoy to Haiti

Laura Rozen at The Cable reports that Former President Bill Clinton is set to be named a United Nations Special Envoy on Haiti.

The announcement could come this week, Rozen writes.

Rozen also notes that Clinton has always been particularly interested in Haiti:
Haiti is important to the former president, a former Clinton administration official said, and was the first place his administration intervened abroad. In 1994, Clinton ordered the U.S. military to intervene in Haiti to restore Jean-Bertrand Aristide to power several years after the former president was ousted in a military coup. The UN took over the lead on the peacekeeping mission in 1995, and some 9,000 UN peacekeepers currently remain in the country. Hurricanes last year killed an estimated 800 people in Haiti and caused an estimated $1 billion in damage.

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