The Foreign Service Journal, November 2006

N O V E M B E R 2 0 0 6 / F O R E I G N S E R V I C E J O U R N A L 45 resident René Préval and a new legislature were swept into office in Port-au-Prince this past spring on a wave of international good will and pledges of new support. The U.N. Security Council extended the man- date of the U.N. peacekeeping mission there, while Argentina, Brazil and Chile, the leaders of that force, offered to pro- vide a joint development strategy. The Caribbean Community readmitted Haiti. At a July 25 conference, international donors pledged $750 million in aid, including $210 million from the U.S. The Organization of American States promised F O C U S O N F R A G I L E S T A T E S H AITI ’ S N EW G OVERNMENT W RESTLES WITH THE P AST P RESIDENT R ENÉ P RÉVAL MUST USE DONORS ’ GOOD WILL FOR PROGRAMS THAT IMPROVE CONDITIONS NOW WHILE LAYING THE GROUNDWORK FOR SUSTAINED PROGRESS . B Y R OBERT M. P ERITO P Clemente Botelho