Haiti is a country of natural beauty and vast potential, but something is always getting in the way of its progress. As the first independent nation in Latin America, and one of the oldest democracies, Haiti has a proud tradition on which to build. However, in the wake of the world’s only successful slave revolt and its declaration of independence in 1803, nations refused to recognize Haiti’s independence for decades, fearful of encouraging revolt among their own slave populations.
Director of Government Relations and Communications
Jerry Hartz is NDI’s Director of Government Relations and Communications. Hartz brings a wealth of knowledge of legislative policy, procedure and communications experience to the Institute.