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Hillary’s husband gets new job as envoy to Haiti

  As reported at FP‘s The Cable yesterday, Secretary Clinton’s husband, Bill Clinton, has been named U.N. special envoy for Haiti. Haiti is a country with special significance for the Clintons. As newlyweds, they traveled there on a “delayed honeymoon.” While there, the couple bought five Haitian paintings, which they’ve kept throughout the years in every ...

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As reported at FP's The Cable yesterday, Secretary Clinton's husband, Bill Clinton, has been named U.N. special envoy for Haiti.

Haiti is a country with special significance for the Clintons. As newlyweds, they traveled there on a "delayed honeymoon." While there, the couple bought five Haitian paintings, which they've kept throughout the years in every house they've lived in, including the White House. "'I have a personal interest in Haiti going back many years," Secretary Clinton told the Miami Herald last month. She also said that she and Bill "have always been cheering for the success of Haiti against some pretty tough odds."

Bill Clinton in Haiti, March 9, 2009  

As reported at FP‘s The Cable yesterday, Secretary Clinton’s husband, Bill Clinton, has been named U.N. special envoy for Haiti.

Haiti is a country with special significance for the Clintons. As newlyweds, they traveled there on a “delayed honeymoon.” While there, the couple bought five Haitian paintings, which they’ve kept throughout the years in every house they’ve lived in, including the White House. “‘I have a personal interest in Haiti going back many years,” Secretary Clinton told the Miami Herald last month. She also said that she and Bill “have always been cheering for the success of Haiti against some pretty tough odds.”

In the March 9 photo above, Bill Clinton shows his concern for Haiti by helping to distribute food in the Cité Soleil slum of Port-au-Prince, the Haitian capital. His Clinton Global Initiative has been involved in aid projects in Haiti.

Photo: THONY BELIZAIRE/AFP/Getty Images

Preeti Aroon was copy chief at Foreign Policy from 2009 to 2016 and was an FP assistant editor from 2007 to 2009. Twitter: @pjaroonFP

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