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Battle for Power in Haiti Extends to Lobbying in Washington

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Rival political figures and interests are doling out big sums to the influence industry to win support from the United States even as problems in Haiti remain unsolved.
WASHINGTON — The struggle for power in Haiti after the assassination of the country's president has spilled onto K Street, where rival Haitian politicians, business leaders and interest groups are turning to lobbyists to wage an expensive and escalating proxy battle for influence with the United States.

Documents, interviews and communications among Haitian politicians and officials show a scramble across a wide spectrum of Haitian interests to hire lobbyists and consultants in Washington and…
Kenneth P. Vogel, Natalie Kitroeff
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