Former Presidents Security Detail - Haiti vs USA

Did you know? In the United States, former presidents are protected by the secret Service for their lifetime; however, in Haiti it is not the same... Former Haitian Presidents are only protected for 5 years. it wasn't always like that for the USA...

Former Presidents Bill Clinton (USA) and Jean Bertrand Aristide (Haiti)
Former Presidents Bill Clinton (USA) and Jean Bertrand Aristide (Haiti)

In the United States, the Former Presidents Act, the original act provided for lifetime Secret Service for former presidents.

In 1997, it was reduced to 10 years for presidents taking office after 1997.

In 2012, after the September 11 incident in the U.S., the Former Presidents Act was changed again.... All living former presidents and their spouses are now entitled to receive lifetime Secret Service protection.

In Haiti, It's 5 years protection but president Aristide had government protection way past the 5 years...

Also read: Haiti - President Aristide Security Detail Removed

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