News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. June 27, 2011: New Haitian President Michel Martelly, made his first visit to New York City, as head of state Sunday.
Martelly addressed about 150 people at the Kimmel Center at NY University in Manhattan at a Diaspora Business Luncheon. The event was presented by the Consulate of Haiti in New York and Friends of Haiti on Sunday June 26, 2011.
The visit came as Martelly’s choice for prime minister was shot down by a Parliament controlled by MP’s opposed to him.
Martelly was in South Florida where is also rallied the Diaspora to help rebuild the earthquake ravaged nation.