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John Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry visits Haiti ahead of vote

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Haiti on Tuesday, less than three weeks ahead of a scheduled vote for president, local mayors and legislators, and amid continuing uncertainty over whether the vote would happen.tmpplchld Kerry's scheduled two-hour stop in Haiti takes place the same week that the U.N. Security Council is scheduled to vote on renewing the mandate of its U.N. peacekeeping force, known by its French acronym, MINUSTAH. U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is recommending that the mandate be extended "for an additional and possibly final year, until 15 October 2016."tmpplchld The force has been key in providing stability in Haiti, where election-related...