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Haiti warnings softened

The U.S. State Department no longer urges American citizens to avoid all travel to Haiti, but says they should still "carefully consider" before traveling to the island.

The new travel warning issued Monday softens language from one released in January, when the country was suffering election-related violence that "strongly urged" citizens to avoid all travel. The current one cites crime, a renewed cholera outbreak and an inadequate infrastructure as concerns. Haitian officials and business leaders have long said the U.S. travel warnings are exaggerated and unfairly discourage tourism and foreign investment. -- The Associated Press


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